Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to two or more persons or things regarded individually; particular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Observing or noting with attention: regardful; hence, careful; circumspect; cautious; attentive to consequences.
  • Relative; having relation to something else; not absolute.
  • Worthy of respect; respectable.
  • Rendering respect; respectful.
  • Characterized by respect for special persons or things; partial.
  • Relating or pertaining severally each to each; several; particular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
  • adjective Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute.
  • adjective Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own.
  • adjective obsolete Fitted to awaken respect.
  • adjective obsolete Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own.
  • adjective obsolete Noticing with attention; careful; wary.
  • adjective obsolete Looking toward; having reference to; relative, not absolute.
  • adjective obsolete Fitted to awaken respect.
  • adjective obsolete Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective considered individually

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