Very Reverend

honorific title

ˈver-ē- How to pronounce Very Reverend (audio)
ˈve-rē-
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)

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Very Reverend was in 1748

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“Very Reverend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Very%20Reverend. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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