Definition for RE-SPONSE

RE-SPONSE, n. [respons'; L. responsum.]

  1. An answer or reply; particularly, an oracular answer.
  2. The answer of the people or congregation to the priest, in the litany and other parts of divine service. – Addison.
  3. Reply to an objection in formal disputation. – Watts.
  4. In the Romish Church, a kind of anthem sung after the morning lesson.
  5. In a fugue, a repetition of the given subject by another part. – Busby.

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