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 for Reverend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reverend \Rev"er*end\, a. [F. r['e]v['e]rend, L. reverendus, fr.
     revereri. See Revere.]
     Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear
     and affection; venerable.
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           A reverend sire among them came.         --Milton.
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           They must give good example and reverend deportment in
           the face of their children.              --Jer. Taylor.
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     Note: This word is commonly given as a title of respect to
           ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a
           dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend;
           an archbishop, the most reverend.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reverend
      adj 1: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: reverend,
             sublime]
      n 1: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the
           Christian Church [syn: clergyman, reverend, man of the
           cloth] [ant: layman, layperson, secular]
      2: a title of respect for a clergyman

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverend":
     august, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, churchman, cleric, clerk,
     creditable, divine, dreadful, ecclesiastic, esteemed, estimable,
     held in esteem, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed,
     highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor,
     in high favor, meritorious, minister, noble, patriarchal, preacher,
     prestigious, reputable, respectable, respected, revered,
     reverential, time-honored, venerable, venerated, well-thought-of,
     worshipful, worthy
  
  

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