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RESPECT'ING, participle present tense Regarding; having regard to; relating to. This word, like concerning, has reference to a single word or to a sentence. In the sentence, 'his conduct respecting us is commendable, ' respecting has reference to conduct. But when we say, 'respecting a further appropriation of money, it is to be observed, that the resources of the country are inadequate, ' respecting has reference to the whole subsequent clause or sentence.