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Meaning of RESPECTIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'spektiv

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*spec"tive\ (r?*sp?k"t?v), a. [Cf. F. respectif,
LL. respectivus. See {Respect}.]
1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary;
   considerate. [Obs.]

         If you look upon the church of England with a
         respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this
         charge.                               --A?p. Sandys.

2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not
   absolute; as, the respective connections of society.

3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each;
   particular; own; as, they returned to their respective
   places of abode.

4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.] --Shak.

5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.]

         With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.
                                               --Chapman.

         With thy equals familiar, yet respective. --Lord
                                               Burleigh.

 

 

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