well-beloved

adjective
well-be·​loved | \ ˌwel-bi-ˈləvd How to pronounce well-beloved (audio) \

Definition of well-beloved

1 : sincerely and deeply loved my well-beloved wife
2 : sincerely respected used in various ceremonial forms of address

First Known Use of well-beloved

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Well-beloved.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-beloved. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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