The act of offering honor and adoration to the Divine Being. Religiousexercises participated in by a number of persons assembled for that purpose, thedisturbance of which is a statutory offense in many states. See Hamslier v. Hamsher,132 111. 273, 22 N. E. 1123, 8 L. R. A. 556; State v. District Board, 76 Wis. 177, 44 N.W. 967, 7 L. R. A. 330, 20 Am. St. Rep. 41; State v. Buswell, 40 Neb. 158, 58 N. W.728, 24 L. R. A. 68.In English law. A title of honor or dignity used in addresses to certain magistratesand other persons of rank or office.