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Meaning of reverend

rev•er•end

Pronunciation: (rev'ur-und, rev'rund), [key]
— adj.
  1. (cap.) (used as a title of respect applied or prefixed to the name of a member of the clergy or a religious order): Reverend Timothy Cranshaw; Reverend Mother.
  2. worthy to be revered; entitled to reverence.
  3. pertaining to or characteristic of the clergy.
—n.
  1. a member of the clergy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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