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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spect·a·ble a.
 1. Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen. “The respectable quarter of Sicca.”
    No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected, without being truly respectable.   --Madison.
 2. Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
 --Re*spect*a*ble*ness,n. -- Re*spect*a*bly, adv.