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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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But the hosts could do little about the ceremonial plaque, designed for the formal inauguration of the agricultural roadmap by Pranab, on which the honorific " Mahamahim" ( equivalent to His Excellency) was prominently etched -- not only for the visiting President, but also for Bihar governor Debananda Konwar.
RQ 4: Will Koreans and Americans differ in the extent to which they would avoid and confront in situations where a promise is not kept or where honorifics are not properly used?
(2) I reproduce these here, as von Gaffron reported them, with the original Dutch spelling and reference to the abang honorific highlighted.
Matsumoto (1988: 415) presents an example to illustrate the interplay of face, politeness, and honorifics for the case of Japanese, though Matsumoto's explanation actually centers on deference, not politeness or face.
If a child addresses an adult with an honorific, we must be careful not to correct them with, `Call me by my first name,' as they are obeying the request of a parent or caregiver.
The translator had to solve a big problem: that of the Burmese use of proper names, kinship terms and honorifics. As explained in her "Note" names of places and of well-known persons or objects are in English transcription.
He does this by presenting portraits of a number of valorous soldiers who might have received honorifics but did not in Iraq and Afghanistan, each chapter opening with their place of origin, military position, and any awards received.
IN A clear departure from tradition, President Pranab Mukherjee wants none of the colonial honorifics to be associated with his name or post.
The remaining 20 chapters examine sociolinguistic innovations; cultural terms and figurative expressions; linguistic etiquette, such as honorifics, address and reference terms, and politeness in conversation; Korean in the media; and linguistic features in Korean.
At any rate, such honorifics are now very much out of favor (even though in the academy we still make jokes about our colleagues with ersatz titles that are usually not very edifying).
"That pervades the entire nonprofit sector." While real jobs are generally doled out one-per-customer, nonprofit board seats are coveted honorifics snapped up by the half dozen.