Right Reverend
Date: 15th century — used as a title for high ecclesiastical officials

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Right Reverend — The Right Reverend (abbreviations: The Rt Revd; The Rt Rev d; The Rt Rev.) is a style applied to certain religious figures.*In the Anglican tradition and the Roman Catholic Church in Great Britain it applies to all bishops with The Most Reverend… …   Wikipedia

  • right reverend — used as a courtesy title for various high ecclesiastical officials (as Anglican bishops, some Roman Catholic abbots and abbesses, vicars general, prothonotaries apostolic and domestic prelates, the moderator of the Church of Scotland) * * * adj… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Right Reverend — an official form of address for abbots, abbesses, Anglican bishops, and other prelates. * * * …   Universalium

  • Right Reverend — adjective a title given to a bishop, especially in the Anglican Church …   English new terms dictionary

  • Right Reverend — /raɪt ˈrɛvrənd/ (say ruyt revruhnd) adjective (a title of respect for any of various ecclesiastical office holders, as a bishop in the Anglican Church.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sheppard of Liverpool, David Stuart Sheppard, the Right Reverend Lord — ▪ 2006       British cricketer and Anglican bishop (b. March 6, 1929, Reigate, Surrey, Eng. d. March 5, 2005, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, Eng.), was the only man who played cricket for England as an ordained priest. Sheppard attended… …   Universalium

  • Reverend Ike — Reverend Ike, formally the Right Reverend Dr. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II (June 1 1935, Ridgeland, South Carolina ), Th.B., D.Sc.L., Ph.D., founder and pastor of the Christ United Church , is an American minister and electronic evangelist… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • right — [rīt] adj. [ME < OE riht, straight, direct, right, akin to Ger recht < IE base * reĝ , straight, stretch out, put in order > RICH, RECKON, L regere, to rule, rex, king, regula, a rule] 1. Obs. not curved; straight: now only in… …   English World dictionary

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