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Definition of respondent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    respondent

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈspɒndənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːndənt//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who answers questions, especially in a survey 60% of the respondents agreed with the suggestion.
  2. 2(law) a person who is accused of something
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent. (in sense 1): from Latin respondent- ‘answering, offering in return’, from the verb respondere, from re- ‘again’ + spondere ‘to pledge’.
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