Most Reverend
Date: 15th century — used as a title for an archbishop or a Roman Catholic bishop

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  • Most Reverend — ► NOUN ▪ the title of an Anglican archbishop or an Irish Roman Catholic bishop …   English terms dictionary

  • Most Reverend — The Reverend styles The Reverend The Very Reverend The Right Reverend The Most Reverend v · Reverend is a style applied to certain religious figures. In the Roman Catholic Church (outside Great Britain and some Commonwealth c …   Wikipedia

  • Most Reverend — Most′ Rev′erend n. rct rel the official form of address for cardinals, heads of religious orders, and certain prelates, as archbishops and bishops …   From formal English to slang

  • Most Reverend — the official form of address for cardinals, heads of religious orders, and certain prelates, as archbishops and bishops. * * * …   Universalium

  • Most Reverend — adjective the title of an Anglican archbishop or an Irish Roman Catholic bishop …   English new terms dictionary

  • Most Reverend — /ˈmoʊst rɛvrənd/ (say mohst revruhnd) adjective (a title of respect for any of various ecclesiastical office holders, as an archbishop in the Anglican Church or an archbishop or bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • most reverend — used as a courtesy title for various high ecclesiastical officials (as Anglican archbishops, Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops, the presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Most Reverend Father in God — Father Fa ther (f[aum] [th][ e]r), n. [OE. fader, AS. f[ae]der; akin to OS. fadar, D. vader, OHG. fatar, G. vater, Icel. fa[eth]ir Sw. & Dan. fader, OIr. athir, L. pater, Gr. path r, Skr. pitr, perh. fr. Skr. p[=a] protect. [root]75, 247. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reverend — Rev er*end, a. [F. r[ e]v[ e]rend, L. reverendus, fr. revereri. See {Revere}.] Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable. [1913 Webster] A reverend sire among them came. Milton. [1913 Webster] They must… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reverend — early 15c., worthy of respect, from M.Fr. reverend, from L. reverendus (he who is) to be respected, gerundive of revereri (see REVERENCE (Cf. reverence)). As a form of address for clergymen, it is attested from late 15c.; earlier reverent (late… …   Etymology dictionary

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