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veneration

[ ven-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌvɛn əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of venerating.
the state of being venerated.
the feeling of a person who venerates; a feeling of awe, respect, etc.; reverence: They were filled with veneration for their priests.
an expression of this feeling: A memorial was erected in veneration of the dead of both world wars.
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Origin of veneration

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin venerātiōn- (stem of venerātiō), equivalent to venerāt(us) (see venerate) + -iōn--ion

synonym study for veneration

3. See respect.

OTHER WORDS FROM veneration

ven·er·a·tion·al, ven·er·a·tive, adjectiveven·er·a·tive·ly, adverbven·er·a·tive·ness, nounun·ven·er·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for veneration

veneration
/ (ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃən) /

noun
a feeling or expression of awe or reverence
the act of venerating or the state of being venerated

Derived forms of veneration

venerational, adjectivevenerativeness, noun
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