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Response


RESPONSE, noun respons'. [Latin 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.

3. Reply to an objection in a formal disputation.

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.