a privilege you give to someone based upon the quality of that person's unique interactions with you.

Respect is earned. Elders just have had more time to earn it. Younger people may also earn respect from older people.

Some respect sound judgement, some strength or power. Some respect altruism, some purposefulness. Parents and teachers may provide initial guidance but what you respect in a person is ultimately your privilege.
I respect him for his sound judgement in difficult situations.
by nuworthi April 29, 2010

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Is a quality that is highly lacking into todays society & something everyone expects, but has no willingness to show.
Person 1; "Bitch, I want fucking respect."
Person 2; "It goes both ways."
Person 1; "Not in my book!"
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A word describing the mutual relations between two people. This is something that needs to be cultivated on a person-to-person basis; a mutual relation cultivated through continuous fair and equitable exchanges of kind and politeful interactions, as well as having an understanding and consideration for each other as having the same basic human dignity. This cannot be obtained simply through age, status, experience, knowledge; it must be mutually crafted.
Respect is not earned nor given through one man's acts, but through mutual interactions of good will exchanges.
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A formal expression of proper acceptance. The courtesy to show high regard, consideration or honor. A gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship.
Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money.
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Something that remains after you lose all your money in poker.
Respect is all you have left in the morning.
by Teddy KGB May 01, 2004

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when someone says or does something beasley you say re spect in reaction.
Zachie held the door for Dana, thats re spect.
by zachie August 24, 2006

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Some thing I don't have BITCH
RESPECT SUCKS DIK
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