[ ri-spek-ter ]

  1. someone or something that is influenced by the social standing, importance, power, or any deterrent put forth by persons or things (used chiefly in negative constructions): Death is no respecter of wealth.

Origin of respecter

First recorded in 1605–15; respect + -er1

Words Nearby respecter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use respecter in a sentence

  • Conventional, polite, considerate, and a great respecter of persons in authority was the Chinese sage.

  • Mammy Gobo was no respecter of persons, and I was glad to find that she attended on Tom with as much care as she had done on me.

    Hurricane Hurry | W.H.G. Kingston
  • A democracy is no respecter of persons and can, under its dogma of equality before the law, admit of no exceptions.

    The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
  • The men feared him, for he was strict and was no respecter of persons; but they loved him too, for he was always just.

    Servants of the Guns | Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • This truth is an integral part of the cosmos, from which there is no appeal; no reprieve; no immunity, no "respecter of persons."

British Dictionary definitions for respecter


/ (rɪˈspɛktə) /

  1. a person who respects someone or something

  2. no respecter of persons a person whose attitude and behaviour is uninfluenced by consideration of another's rank, power, wealth, etc

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