pertaining individually or severally to each of a number of persons, things, etc.; particular: I will now discuss the respective merits of the candidates.

1515–25; < Medieval Latin respectīvus, equivalent to Latin respect(us) (see respect) + -īvus -ive

respectiveness, noun

separate, individual, corresponding.

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respective (rɪˈspɛktɪv)
1.  belonging or relating separately to each of several people or things; several: we took our respective ways home
2.  an archaic word for respectful

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Word Origin & History

1525, "regardful, attentive," from M.L. respectivus "having regard for," from L. respectus (see respect). Respectively "relatively to each singly" is from 1626.
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Example sentences
Development parcel, with final and approved blue prints and respective
  construction permits.
But when the contest concludes, each intricately engineered abode returns to
  its respective college, where many are dismantled.
The fall in the dollar is equivalent to a tightening of their respective
  monetary policies.
The ten research centers are located around the world and represent their
  respective regions.
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