I was told I misused the word respective in the sentence 'If bilingual, please list the respective languages.'
My understanding is that the word points to the prior mentioned subjects. Here's a definition:
respective adjective [ attrib. ] belonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things : they chatted about their respective childhoods.
So I struggle to see how I used the word incorrectly when the question asked to have the listing of the languages spoken by those who are bilingual. Please explain how I misused it and how I can use it correctly.