Opponent

Op*po"nent

, n. 1. One who opposes; an adversary; an antagonist; a foe. Macaulay.
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2. One who opposes in a disputation, argument, or other verbal controversy; specifically, one who attacks some thesis or proposition, in distinction from the respondent, or defendant, who maintains it.
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How becomingly does Philopolis exercise his office, and seasonably commit the opponent with the respondent, like a long-practiced moderator!
Dr. H. More.
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Syn. -- Antagonist; opposer; foe. See Adversary.
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