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Definition of Respective

Respective

  1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
  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.
  5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

Respective Quotations

It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.
Nancy Reagan

I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world.
George Galloway

A long time ago, I became aware that many of us have a tendency to lump nature into simplistic categories, such as what we consider beautiful or ugly, important or unimportant. As human a thing as that is to do, I think it often leads us to misunderstand the respective roles of life forms and their interconnectedness.
Gary Larson

In order to know the true situation of a Planet at any particular time, the small set of balls are to be put each on its respective axis; then the winch to be turned round until each index points to the given time.
David Rittenhouse

It will be admitted on all hands, that with the exception of the powers surrendered by the Constitution of the United States, the people of the several States are absolutely and unconditionally sovereign within their respective territories.
Roger B. Taney
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Respective Translations

respective in Dutch is respectief
respective in French is respectif
respective in German is beziehungsweise
respective in Portuguese is respectivo
respective in Swedish is respektive
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