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honorific

[L. honorificus, honor-making]
To convey honor upon a person, esp. while writing or speaking about an individual.
See: pejorative
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From now on, the honorific title can only be given to priests who are at least 65 years old, and thus have already given a life of service to the Church.
* Rivalry and vainglory: "When one's appearance, the color of one's vestments or honorific titles become the primary objective of life."
18 Honorific titles and offices such as "king" and "councillor" were bestowed by the companies upon their members, often just for specific occasions.
No honorific titles will be conferred in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's official birthday celebration for the first time as head of state.
Calling him or her by honorific titles to indicate the profession he/she represents is deemed a badge of distinction to the person concerned and his/her family.
Topics known to be on the agenda range from the relatively small to the rather big: from whether the pope should bestow honorific titles on priests to how the Vatican's governance structure is arranged.
Amanah vice-president Husam Musa and Kelantan Amanah chief Wan Abd Rahim Wan Abdullah said they both received a letter from the state secretary yesterday informing them of the Sultan's wish to withdraw the Datuk Paduka honorific titles bestowed on them previously.
"When one's appearance, the color of one's vestments, or honorific titles become the primary objective of life."