Most Reverend


Most Reverend
/ˈmoʊst rɛvrənd/ (say 'mohst revruhnd)

adjective
(a title of respect for any of various ecclesiastical office-holders, as an archbishop in the Anglican Church or an archbishop or bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Most Reverend — Date: 15th century used as a title for an archbishop or a Roman Catholic bishop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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