Definition of veneration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

veneration

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌvenəˈreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvenəˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of showing a lot of respect for somebody/something, especially somebody/something that is considered to be holy or very important The relics were objects of veneration.