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reverence

[ rev-er-uhns, rev-ruhns ]
/ 藞r蓻v 蓹r 蓹ns, 藞r蓻v r蓹ns /
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noun
a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence.
a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.
the state of being revered, or treated with respect tinged with awe.
(initial capital letter) a title used in addressing or mentioning a member of the clergy (usually preceded by your or his).
verb (used with object), rev路er路enced, rev路er路enc路ing.
to regard or treat with reverence; venerate: One should reverence God and His laws.
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Origin of reverence

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Latin reverentia respect, fear, awe. See revere1, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM reverence

rev路er路enc路er, nounnon路rev路er路ence, nounself-rev路er路ence, nounun路rev路er路enced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reverence (1 of 2)

reverence
/ (藞r蓻v蓹r蓹ns) /

noun
a feeling or attitude of profound respect, usually reserved for the sacred or divine; devoted veneration
an outward manifestation of this feeling, esp a bow or act of obeisance
the state of being revered or commanding profound respect
saving your reverence archaic a form of apology for using an obscene or taboo expression
verb
(tr) to revere or venerate

Derived forms of reverence

reverencer, noun

British Dictionary definitions for reverence (2 of 2)

Reverence
/ (藞r蓻v蓹r蓹ns) /

noun
(preceded by Your or His) a title sometimes used to address or refer to a Roman Catholic priest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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