The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Respect \Re*spect"\, n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See
Respect, v., and cf. Respite.]
1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular
consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little
respect. --R. Nelson.
3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to
send one's respects to another.
4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.]
Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak.
5. Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with
respect to the various benefits men received from
him, had several titles. --Tillotson.
4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this
respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be
acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak.
7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] "Whatever secret
respects were likely to move them." --Hooker.
To the publik good
Private respects must yield. --Milton.
In respect, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak.
In respect of.
(a) In comparison with. [Obs.] --Shak.
(b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] "Monsters in respect of
their bodies." --Bp. Wilkins. "In respect of these
matters." --Jowett. (Thucyd.)
In respect to, or With respect to, in relation to; with
regard to; as respects. --Tillotson.
To have respect of persons, to regard persons with
partiality or undue bias, especially on account of
friendship, power, wealth, etc. "It is not good to have
respect of persons in judgment." --Prov. xxiv. 23.
Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation.