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Reverend

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reverend \Rev"er*end\, adjective [F. r['e]v['e]rend, L. reverendus, fr. revereri. See {Revere}.] Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.

A reverend sire among them came. --Milton.

They must give good example and reverend deportment in the face of their children. --Jer. Taylor.

Note: This word is commonly given as a title of respect to ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend; an archbishop, the most reverend.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reverend

adjective

1: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: {reverend}, {sublime}]

noun

1: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church [syn: {clergyman}, {reverend}, {man of the cloth}] [ant: {layman}, {layperson}, {secular}]

2: a title of respect for a clergyman


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