worshipful

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Arab Kneeling in Prayer (c. 1883) by Charles Bargue, from the collection of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

worship +‎ -ful.

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Examples (in the name of a livery company)

The Worshipful Company of Mercers
The Worshipful Company of Scriveners
The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

worshipful (comparative more worshipful, superlative most worshipful)

  1. Tending to worship; showing reverence.
  2. (Britain) Used as respectful form of address in the name of a livery company.

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