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Reverend (plural Reverends)
- A title warranting great respect, prefixed to the names of Christian clergy.
- A person who has earned the designation and is entitled to use it publicly; minister.
- In especially formal usage, often preceded by the definite article and followed by the person's full name, as in "the Reverend John William Smith". Since the title is adjectival in origin, it can also precede other titles, as in "the Reverend Doctor John William Smith".
an honorary title added to the names of Christian clergy