venerational, venerative, adj.veneratively, adv.venerativeness, n.
/ven'euh ray"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act of venerating.
2. the state of being venerated.
3. the feeling of a person who venerates; a feeling of awe, respect, etc.; reverence: They were filled with veneration for their priests.
4. an expression of this feeling: A memorial was erected in veneration of the dead of both world wars.
[1400-50; late ME < L veneration- (s. of veneratio), equiv. to venerat(us) (see VENERATE) + -ion- -ION]
Syn. 3. See respect.
Ant. 3. disrespect.

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