veneration [ven- uh- rey-sh uhn] Examples Word Origin 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. Origin of veneration 1400–50; late Middle English
), equivalent to
-iōn- -ion Related forms ven·er·a·tion·al, ven·er·a·tive, adjective ven·er·a·tive·ly, adverb ven·er·a·tive·ness, noun un·ven·er·a·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for venerative Historical Examples of venerative British Dictionary definitions for venerative a feeling or expression of awe or reverence the act of venerating or the state of being venerated Derived Forms venerational, adjective venerativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for venerative n.
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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