Respectively Re*spec"tive*ly, adv. 1. As relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order; as, let each man respectively perform his duty. [1913 Webster]

The impressions from the objects or the senses do mingle respectively every one with its kind. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Relatively; not absolutely. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

3. Partially; with respect to private views. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. With respect; regardfully. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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