Definitions for venerableˈvɛn ər ə bəl
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impressive by reason of age
"a venerable sage with white hair and beard"
august, revered, venerable(adj)
"revered holy men"
Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church
commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood
worthy of reverence
Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints
ancient, antiquated or archaic
made sacred especially by religious or historical association
a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age
capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent
rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church
Origin: [L. venerabilis: cf. F. vnrable.]
The Venerable is used as a style or epithet in several Christian churches. It is also the common English-language translation of a number of Buddhist titles.
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