Definition of venerable

Definition of venerable
  1. venerable Adjective commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
  2. venerable Adjective worthy of reverence
  3. venerable Adjective ancient, antiquated or archaic
  4. venerable Adjective Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church
  5. venerable Adjective Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood
  6. venerable Adjective Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints
  7. venerable Adjective made sacred especially by religious or historical association
  8. venerable Adjective a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age
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