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

 rev·er·end /ˈrɛvrənd, ˈrɛvə; ˈrɛvɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rev·er·end a.  Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.
    A reverend sire among them came.   --Milton.
    They must give good example and reverend deportment in the face of their children.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Note:This word is commonly given as a title of respect to ecclesiastics.  A clergyman is styled the reverend; a dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend; an archbishop, the most reverend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: revered, reverenced,
             sublime, venerated]
      n 1: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the
           Christian Church [syn: clergyman, man of the cloth]
           [ant: layman]
      2: a title of respect for a clergyman