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P, Petitioner and Respondent.

Edited By: Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely Jr., Joel B. Grossman

From: The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Kermit L. Hall

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Subscriber: null; date: 21 January 2021

Petitioner and Respondent.

A petitioner is the party who initiates proceedings in equity by presenting a bill or petition; the opponent is referred to as the respondent. In appellate practice, the terms are often loosely used as equivalents of appellant and appellee.

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