Rev"er*end(?), a. [F. rvrend, L. reverendus, fr. revereri. See Revere.] Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.
A reverend sire among them came.Milton.
They must give good example and reverend deportment in the face of their children.Jer. Taylor.
This word is commonly given as a title of respect to ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend; an archbishop, the most reverend.
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