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Definition of respective:

  1. Fitted to awaken respect.
  2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
  3. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
  4. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
  5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.


each to each, corresponding, own, separate, various, each separately, several, individual.

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