Origin of veneration
3. See respect.
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Examples from the Web for venerative
The woman looked at Jone with a venerative uplifting of her eyebrows.Pomona's Travels
Frank R. Stockton
- a feeling or expression of awe or reverence
- the act of venerating or the state of being venerated
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Word Origin and History for venerative
early 15c., from Middle French veneration, from Latin venerationem (nominative veneratio) "reverence," from past participle stem of venerari "to worship, revere," from venus (genitive veneris) "beauty, love, desire" (see Venus).
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