Respective

Definition of Respective

Re`spec´tive   Pronunciation: r?`sp?k´t?v
a.1.Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
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.
5.Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.
With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.
- Chapman.
With thy equals familiar, yet respective.
- Lord Burleigh.

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