Legal Definition and Related Resources of Respect

Meaning of Respect

Synonyms of Respect


  • admiration
  • adoration
  • appreciation
  • approbation
  • approval
  • attention
  • awe
  • civility
  • commendation
  • consideration
  • courtesy
  • courtliness
  • credit
  • deference
  • devoirs
  • dignity
  • esteem
  • estimation
  • etiquette
  • favor
  • good manners
  • good will
  • homage
  • honor
  • humbleness
  • humility
  • idolization
  • laudation
  • note
  • obeisance
  • observantia
  • ovation
  • polite regard
  • politeness
  • praise
  • prestige
  • recognition
  • regard
  • repute
  • reverence
  • testimonial
  • tribute
  • veneration
  • worship
  • worth

Related Entries of Respect in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Respect in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Respect in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Legal Usage of Respect (to Respect/respect) in English

An European Commission document offers the following explanation about the misused of Respect (to Respect/respect):The most common meaning of the verb ‘to respect’ is ‘to show deferential regard for’. It can also mean ‘to avoid violation of’ (rules, for example), but with this meaning it is over-used in European Union texts and often in a grammatically awkward manner. The example below should read: ‘ensure respect for property rights’.


‘The existence and implementation of a coherent, effective and transparent set of laws which ensure the respect of property rights and the operation of a functioning bankruptcy regime143.’


comply with, adhere to, meet (a deadline), compliance with.


Further Reading

  • David Mellinkoff, “Mellinkoff’s Dictionary of American Legal Usage”, West Publishing Company, 1992
  • Bryan A. Garner, “A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage”, West Publishing Company, 1995







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