Very Reverend
Date: 1748 — used as a title for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons, rectors of Roman Catholic colleges and seminaries, and superiors of some religious houses)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Very Reverend — Very Ver y, a. [Compar. {Verier}; superl. {Veriest}.] [OE. verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL. veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin to OHG. & OS. w[=a]r, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally, that is or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Very Reverend — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ a title given to a dean in the Anglican Church …   English terms dictionary

  • Very Reverend — The Very Reverend is a style given to certain religious figures.*In the Anglican Communion the style is used with certain senior priests in a diocese. The senior priest of a cathedral, whether a dean or a provost, is usually styled as The Very… …   Wikipedia

  • Very Reverend — noun a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others) • Hypernyms: ↑title, ↑title of respect, ↑form of address * * * used as a courtesy title for various ecclesiastical officials (as Roman… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Very Reverend — the official form of address for officers of the clergy or religious orders below the rank of bishop, abbot, or abbess. * * * …   Universalium

  • Very Reverend — adjective a title given to a dean in the Anglican Church …   English new terms dictionary

  • Very Reverend — /ˈvɛri rɛvrənd/ (say veree revruhnd) adjective (a title of respect for any of various ecclesiastical office holders, as a dean in the Anglican Church.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • (the) Very Reverend — the Very Reverend [the Very Reverend] (written abbrs the Very Rev, the Very Revd) a title used before the name of certain senior priests, especially a ↑dean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Very — Ver y, a. [Compar. {Verier}; superl. {Veriest}.] [OE. verai, verray, OF. verai, vrai, F. vrai, (assumed) LL. veracus, for L. verax true, veracious, fr. verus true; akin to OHG. & OS. w[=a]r, G. wahr, D. waar; perhaps originally, that is or exists …   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

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