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respective (adj.) Old form(s): respectiue
careful, attentive, considerate
KJ I.i.188[Bastard alone, of an ennobled person remembering names] 'Tis too respective and too sociable
MV V.i.156[Nerissa to Gratiano, of her ring] You should have been respective and have kept it
RJ III.i.123[Romeo to Benvolio] Away to heaven respective lenity [also: respecting the law]
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