Pronunciation: (ri-spek"tu-bil'i-tē), [key]
—pl. -ties for 3.
1. the state or quality of being respectable.
2. respectable social standing, character, or reputation.
3. a respectable person or persons.
4. respectabilities,things accepted as respectable.
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