Complete Definition of "venerable"

English
Pronunciation
IPA|/ËvÉnÉɹÉbl/

Adjective
en-adj
#commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
#worthy of reverence
#ancient, antiquated or archaic
Venerable
#used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church
#Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood
#Used as a form of address in the Eastern Orthodox Church for some saints

  1. made sacred especially by religious or historical association
  2. a : calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments; broadly : conveying an impression of aged goodness and benevolence b : impressive by reason of age

Translations
Finnish: kunnianarvoisa (1), kunnioitettava (2,3)
Old English: har|hÄr

Related terms
The Venerable Bede

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