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1reverend

adjective rev·er·end \ˈrev-rənd, ˈre-və-; ˈre-vərnd\

Definition of REVEREND

1
:  worthy of reverence :  revered
2
a :  of or relating to the clergy
b :  being a member of the clergy —used as a title <the Reverend Mr. Doe> <the Reverend John Doe> <the Reverend Mrs. Jane Doe>

Examples of REVEREND

  1. <our reverend elders should be accorded a special place of honor at the ceremonies>

Origin of REVEREND

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverendus, gerundive of revereri
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2reverend

noun

: a priest or minister in the Christian church

Full Definition of REVEREND

:  a member of the clergy —sometimes used in plural as a title

Examples of REVEREND

  1. <called their reverend and asked if he could marry them next June>

First Known Use of REVEREND

1608

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
REVEREND Defined for Kids

reverend

adjective rev·er·end \ˈre-və-rənd, ˈrev-rənd\

Definition of REVEREND for Kids

1
:  worthy of honor and respect
2
—used as a title for a member of the clergy <the Reverend John Doe> <the Reverend Jane Doe>

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