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venerable

adjective     /ˈven.ər.ə.bl̩/
formal deserving respect because of age , high position , or religious or historical importance : a venerable tradition / company / family Admirable and admired informal mainly humorous describes something that has been in use, or someone who has been involved in something, for a long time : In recent years there has been a noticeable decline in such venerable British institutions as afternoon tea and the Sunday roast .Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
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