Respective
Respective 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.] [1913 Webster]

If you look upon the church of England with a respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this charge. --A?p. Sandys. [1913 Webster]

2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society. [1913 Webster]

3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode. [1913 Webster]

4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

With thy equals familiar, yet respective. --Lord Burleigh. [1913 Webster]


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  • respective — (del lat. tardío o medieval «respectīve»; ant.) adv. Respectivamente. Al respective (pop.). Al respecto. Respective a (pop.). Respecto a. * * * respective. (Del lat. respective). adv. m. respectivamente …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • respective — respective, respectively are useful words when two or more items need to be distinguished (in the order in which they occur, when they are named separately) in relation to what follows in the sentence: • MEPs are paid the same as national MPs in… …   Modern English usage

  • respective — (Del lat. respective). adv. m. respectivamente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • respective — [ri spek′tiv] adj. [ML respectivus < L respectus: see RESPECT] 1. as relates individually to each of two or more persons or things; several [they went their respective ways] 2. Obs. worthy of respect 3. Obs. heedful; attentive …   English World dictionary

  • Respective —         (дат.) соответственно. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Respective — (lat.), 1) mit Rücksicht auf, rücksichtlich; 2) beziehentlich, beziehungsweise; 3) nach Beschaffenheit der Umstände; 4) wechselseitig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • respective — index certain (specific), particular (individual), specific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • respective — 1520s, regardful, attentive, from M.L. respectivus having regard for, from L. respectus (see RESPECT (Cf. respect)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • respective — [adj] particular, specific corresponding, each, individual, own, personal, relevant, separate, several, singular, various; concept 556 Ant. indefinite …   New thesaurus

  • respective — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ belonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things …   English terms dictionary

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