What is Respond?

Legal Definition
A respond is a half-pier or half-pillar which is bonded into a wall and designed to carry the springer at one end of an arch.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
1. To make or file an answer to a blll, libel or appeal, in the character of a respondent, (q. v.)

2. To be llable or answerable; to make satisfaction or amends; as, to "respond in -damages."
-- Black's Law Dictionary