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reverend

adjective

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deserving honor and respect especially by reason of age
  • our reverend elders should be accorded a special place of honor at the ceremonies

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reverend

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Synonyms & Antonyms of reverend (Entry 2 of 2)

a person specially trained and authorized to conduct religious services in a Christian church
  • called their reverend and asked if he could marry them next June

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“Reverend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reverend. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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