Very Reverend

honorific title
\ ˈver-ē- How to pronounce Very Reverend (audio) , ˈve-rē- \

Definition of Very Reverend

used as a title for various ecclesiastical officials (such as cathedral deans and canons, rectors of Roman Catholic colleges and seminaries, and superiors of some religious houses)

First Known Use of Very Reverend

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Very Reverend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Very%20Reverend. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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