- an official form of address for abbots, abbesses, Anglican bishops, and other prelates.
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Here I could shelter him With noble and right-reverend precedents.The Book of Humorous Verse
The right-reverend prelate is greatly deceived when he says that I have squandered my wealth in profligacy and luxury.
- (in Britain) a title of respect for an Anglican or Roman Catholic bishop
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