The Reverend

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The Reverend is an honorific style[1] for the names of Christian clergy and ministers. There are sometimes differences in the way the style is used in different countries and church traditions.

The Reverend is correctly called a style but is often and in some dictionaries called a title, form of address or title of respect.[2] The style is also sometimes used by leaders in non-Christian religions such as Judaism and Buddhism.

References[change | change source]

  1. "How to address the clergy", Crockford's Clerical Directory website.
  2. "Reverend". LDoceOnline English Dictionary (definition) (online ed.). Longman. Retrieved 24 October 2012.