Technical Terms for Various Types of Litigants on the Defense:

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defendant – a person sued in a civil proceeding or accused in a criminal proceeding.

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

third-party defendant – a party brought into a lawsuit by the original defendant.

appellee – a party against whom an appeal is taken from a lower court to a higher court & whose role is to respond to that appeal.


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