Middle English Dictionary Entry

respǒund(e n.
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Note: Cp. respouns(e n.
(a) A reply, an answer; (b) eccl. a series of verses and responses said or sung alternately by a soloist and a choir or congregation, a responsory; (c) arch. a semi-pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.