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.