The definition of venerable is respected or honored, or in the Catholic faith it can also mean someone who is considered holy and who may be considered for sainthood.(adjective)
An example of venerable is a well respected and admired judge.
See venerable in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr vénérable < L venerabilis, to be reverenced < venerari: see venerate
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