Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.
- Commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position.
- Worthy of reverence, especially by religious or historical association: venerable relics.
- Roman Catholic Church Used as a form of address for a person who has reached the first stage of canonization.
- Used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the Anglican Church or the Episcopal Church.