Respondant – the party against whom an appeal is taken to a higher court; the appellee or the defendant in a suit in equity

respondant:
(16c.)

1. The party against whom an appeal is taken; APPELLEE. In some appellate courts, the parties are designated as petitioner & respondent.  In most appellate courts in the United States, the parties are designated as appellant and
appellee.  Often the designations depend on whether the appeal is taken by writ of certiorari or by direct appeal.

2. The party against whom a
motion or petition is filed.

3. At common law, the defendant in an equity
proceeding.

4. Civil law. Someone who answers for another or acts as another’s security. [1]

1. The party against whom an appeal is taken to a higher court; the appellee. 

2. The defendant in a suit in equity. [2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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