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respects (n.)

"expressions or signs of esteem, deference, or compliment," 1610s; see respect (n.). Earlier (late 14c.) as "aspects, particular respects." For "expression of regard," Middle English had respeccioun (respection), from Latin. To pay (one's) respects "show polite attention by visiting or making a call" is by 1660s.

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Definitions of respects from WordNet

respects (n.)
(often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem;
he paid his respects to the mayor
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