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. Ap. 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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