1. worthy of reverence; deserving to be reveredused with the as an honorific epithet for a member of the clergy, prefixed to the first name or
initials and last name, and, in very formal use, preceding another title [the Reverend A. B. Smith, the Reverend Dr. Ann B. Smith, the Reverend Mr. Jones]
2. of or characteristic of the clergy
3. Informal a member of the clergy
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