The Reverend

honorific prefix in various religions, such as Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism.

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

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