What does the word respectable mean?

Usage examples for respectable

  1. She is a most respectable old party, and she shall come if you will let her." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. Sometimes I wish every promising radical kid in the country could get himself into some scandal that would cut him off for life from any chance of being received by this damned respectable upper class! – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  3. I was thinking that, so far as I knew those respectable gentlemen, no one of them would have helped my lord in this for ten times a hundred pounds. – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman