(r?*sp?k"t?v), a. [Cf. F. respectif, LL. respectivus. See Respect.] 1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate. [Obs.]
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If you look upon the church of England with a respective eye, you can not . . . refuse this charge.
Ap. Sandys.
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2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
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3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
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4. Fitted to awaken respect. [Obs.] Shak.
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5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful. [Obs.]
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With respective shame, rose, took us by the hands.
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With thy equals familiar, yet respective.
Lord Burleigh.
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