Variant of venerable
- worthy of respect or reverence by reason of age and dignity, character, or position
- impressive on account of age or historic or religious associations: a venerable monument
- Anglican Ch. a title of reverence for an archdeacon
- R.C.Ch. a title of veneration for a dead person who may later be beatified
Origin: ME < MFr vénérable < L venerabilis, to be reverenced < venerari: see venerate
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