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(Re*spect`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being respectable; the state or quality which
deserves or commands respect.
(Re*spect"a*ble) a. [F. respectable, LL. respectabilis.]
1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a
respectable citizen. "The respectable quarter of Sicca." J. H. Newman.
No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected, without being truly respectable.Madison.
2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
Re*spect"a*ble*ness,n. Re*spect"a*bly, adv.
(Re*spect"ant) a. [F., p. pr. of respecter. See Respect.] (Her.) Placed so as to face one
another; said of animals.
A respecter of persons, one who regards or judges with partiality.
(Re*spect"er) n. One who respects.
Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.Acts x. 34.
(Re*spect"ful) a. Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
With humble joi and with respectful fear.Prior.
Re*spect"ful*ly, adv. Re*spect"ful*ness, n.
(Re*spect"ing), prep. With regard or relation to; regarding; concerning; as, respecting his
conduct there is but one opinion.
(Re*spec"tion) n. [Cf.LL. respectio.] The act of respecting; respect; regard. [Obs.]
Without difference or respection of persons.Tyndale.
(Re*spec"tive) 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.
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.