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- n. The state or quality of being respective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being respective; regard or respect had to anything.
The principle, every thing for every thing and all together one, is so exact, that every atom and tiniest insect feels the touch, in fact, of every heaviest, highest, and remotest orb, and every such orb a respectiveness of action reaching downward, after every such minim of matter and life.
Now, to this grace commending your spirit, as an heir of grace, I rest, — Your Honour’s at all obliged respectiveness in the grace of God.