veneration

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noun ven·er·a·tion \ˌve-nə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of veneration

  1. 1 :  respect or awe inspired by the dignity, wisdom, dedication, or talent of a person

  2. 2 :  the act of venerating

  3. 3 :  the condition of one that is venerated

Origin and Etymology of veneration

Middle English veneracioun, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French veneratiun, borrowed from Latin venerātiōn-, venerātiō “act of soliciting the good will (of a deity), demonstration of respect or awe,” from venerārī “to solicit the good will of (a deity), hold in awe, venerate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


First Known Use: 15th century


VENERATION Defined for Kids

veneration

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noun ven·er·a·tion \ˌve-nə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of veneration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of showing respect for :  the state of being shown respect

  2. 2 :  a feeling of deep respect



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