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Language: Old English
Origin: weorthscipe 'being worthy, respect', from weorth ( WORTH1) + -scipe ( -SHIP)

worship

2 noun
     
Related topics: Religion
worship2 [uncountable]
1RR the activity of praying or singing in a religious building in order to show respect and love for a god
in worship
They bowed their heads in worship.
worship of
Worship of the old gods still continues in remote areas of the country.
The ceremony must take place in a recognized place of worship.
We were invited to join in their act of worship (=religious ceremony).
2

Your/His Worship

British English formalPGO used to talk to or about a public official such as a mayor or magistrate

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