Re*spect", n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See Respect, v., and cf. Respite.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.Spenser.
2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.Prior.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.R. Nelson.
3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's
respects to another.
4. Reputation; repute.
Many of the best respect in Rome.Shak.
5. Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.Tillotson.
4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this
respect; in any
respect; in all
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects.Tillotson.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant.Shak.
7. Consideration; motive; interest.
[Obs.] "Whatever secret respects were likely to move them."
To the publik goodMilton.
Private respects must yield.
In respect, in comparison.
In respect of. (a) In comparison with.
Shak. (b) As to; in regard to.
[Archaic] "Monsters in respect of their bodies."
Bp. Wilkins. "In respect of these matters."
Jowett. (Thucyd.) --
In respect to,
With respect to, in relation to; with regard to; as respects.
To have respect of persons, to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. "It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment."
Prov. xxiv. 23.
Syn. -- Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See Deference.
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