An adjective used in formally addressing a member of the clergy. The term is incorrectly used as a noun title (like bishop or sister) to refer to a member of the clergy. "The Very Reverend" indicates a dean of a deanery, a seminary, or a cathedral. "The Right Reverend" indicates a bishop, an abbot or abbess, or other prelate. "The Most Reverend" indicates an archbishop or primate.