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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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In addition to these party and state functions, an impressive array of honorific titles and forms of address include the Leader-President, the Leader-Struggler, the Standard Bearer, the Arab Leader and the Daring and Aggressive Knight (al-Faris al-Mighwar).
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.
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.
When one's appearance, the color of one's vestments, or honorific titles become the primary objective of life.
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.