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  1. commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
  2. worthy of reverence
  3. ancient, antiquated or archaic
  4. used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church
  5. Used as a form of address in the Roman Catholic Church for someone in the first stages of sainthood
  6. 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

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