the official form of address for officers of the clergy or religious orders below the rank of bishop, abbot, or abbess.
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How to use Very Reverend in a sentence
The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, said it was the biggest event it had hosted.
Three sides are modern: the fourth contains the handsome chapel of the Very Reverend fathers, and a few tolerable apartments.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Indeed I should not have been at a loss though my Very Reverend fathers had been all my society.
I am but twenty-three years old, Very Reverend Father; and that is an early time in life to end it.The Aztec Treasure-House | Thomas Allibone Janvier
I thank you, Very Reverend father, but I will preach my own sermon, or none at all.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete | Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The baron has been telling me that you are at this moment the Very Reverend Pastor van Meuwen, from Utrecht.The Minister of Evil | William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for Very Reverend
a title of respect for a variety of ecclesiastical officials, such as deans and the superiors of some religious houses
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