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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ven·er·a·tion /ˌvɛnəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ven·er·a·tion n.  The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentiment excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.
    We find a secret awe and veneration for one who moves about us in a regular and illustrious course of virtue.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Awe; reverence; respect.  See Reverence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
           [syn: fear, reverence, awe]
      2: religious zeal; willingness to serve God [syn: idolatry, devotion,