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ven·er·a·ble / ˈvenərəbəl; ˈvenrə-/ • adj. accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character: a venerable statesman. ∎  (in the Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a deceased person who has attained a certain degree of sanctity but has not been fully beatified or canonized. ∎  (in the Anglican Church) a title given to an archdeacon. DERIVATIVES: ven·er·a·bil·i·ty / ˌvenərəˈbilətē/ n.ven·er·a·ble·ness n.ven·er·a·bly / -blē/ adv.

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venerable

venerable accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character; (in the Anglican Church) a title given to an archdeacon; (in the Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a deceased person who has attained a certain degree of sanctity but has not been fully beatified or canonized. The Venerable Bede is the traditional name for St Bede.

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venerable XV. — (O)F. vénérable or L. venerābilis, f. venerārī; see -ABLE.
So venerate XVII. f. pp. stem of L. venerārī, f. venus, vener- love; see -ATE3. veneration XV — (O)F. or L.

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