"veneration" in the noun sense
1. fear, reverence, awe, veneration
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
"the fear of God"
"the Chinese reverence for the dead"
"the French treat food with gentle reverence"
"his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
2. devotion, veneration, cultism
religious zeal the willingness to serve God
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