co-respondent definition

  • noun:
    • one that is known as upon to answer a summons or any other proceeding jointly with another.
    • in-law, a joint respondent, or one proceeded against along with another or other people in an action; especially, in Eng, legislation, a person charged with adultery, making a party with the partner towards husband's fit for separation and divorce.
    • the codefendant faced with adultery aided by the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding
    • the codefendant faced with adultery using estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding

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