Quasi venerably

venerable

[ven-er-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.
2.
a title for someone proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church to have attained the first degree of sanctity or of an Anglican archdeacon.
3.
(of places, buildings, etc.) hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations: the venerable halls of the abbey.
4.
impressive or interesting because of age, antique appearance, etc.: a venerable oak tree.
5.
extremely old or obsolete; ancient: a venerable automobile.
noun
6.
a venerable person.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venerābilis, equivalent to venerā() to venerate + -bilis -ble

venerability, venerableness, noun
venerably, adverb
quasi-venerable, adjective
quasi-venerably, adverb
unvenerability, noun
unvenerable, adjective
unvenerableness, noun
unvenerably, adverb
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venerable (ˈvɛnərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a person) worthy of reverence on account of great age, religious associations, character, position, etc
2.  (of inanimate objects) hallowed or impressive on account of historical or religious association
3.  ancient: venerable tomes
4.  RC Church a title bestowed on a deceased person when the first stage of his canonization has been accomplished and his holiness has been recognized in a decree of the official Church
5.  Church of England a title given to an archdeacon
 
[C15: from Latin venerābilis, from venerārī to venerate]
 
venera'bility
 
n
 
'venerableness
 
n
 
'venerably
 
adv

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venerable
early 15c., from L. venerabilis, from venerari "to worship, revere" (see veneration). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization.
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