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  • n. One who venerates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who venerates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who venerates or reverences.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who regards with deep respect or reverence

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Examples

  • Luther remained all his life a fervent venerator of Mary, whom he confessed with the ancient Creeds and Councils of the undivided Church of the first millennium as virgin and Mother of God.

    Presentations made by Cardinal Walter Kasper and Archbishop Rowan Williams at 'Mary and the Unity of the Church' Ecumenical Conference

  • Then, in 1265, Saint Louis—a great collector and venerator of relics—ordered that they be exhumed and, two years later, that they be exhibited at a great ceremony, which he attended.

    The Templar Revelation

  • He is a great venerator of all thinking minds and himself a metaphysician; an impartial judge of all works of taste; frank and openhearted in intercourse, more modest in his speech than in his writings, unaffected by praise….

    Knotted Tongues

  • A friend of Villena and, like him, a lover of Latin antiquity — though he read no Latin himself, he was a patron of those who did — and a venerator of the great Italian poets whom he imitated, was the Marqués de Santillana, Inigo López de Mendoza

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • The venerator of the Past (and to what pure heart is the Past, in that ‘moonlight of memory, ’ other than sad and holy?) sorrows not over its departure, as one utterly bereaved.

    Paras. 40-58

  • To their private grievances was added the false report that the company intended to force them into Christianity by serving out to them cartridges which would defile them, neat's tallow for the Hindoo venerator of the sacred cow, and hog's lard for the Mohammedan hater of swine!

    Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century

  • As a venerator of freedom and of liberty he regarded the Bible as the greatest text-book of freedom.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • "Art thou not ashamed, my son, to have brought such a charge against the venerator of the Saints, one of the few in whom faith yet lives?"

    Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune

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