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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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If you wish to maintain the honorific Oknha, you must forfeit your position in the military framework,' he said.
A blatant error on the part of most writers is the way they use the honorifics in relation to those concerned.
(3) Feminine speech is largely marked by sentence final expressions (pragmatic particles, assertive copula), referential terms, and honorifics. (4) For instance, male Japanese speakers use sentence finals such as ze, yo, and na that express abruptness and forcefulness.
The honorific "monsignor" is applied to priests who are granted by the pope certain ecclesiastical titles like "honorary prelate" or "apostolic pronotary."
WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman said in a statement that the honorific title of Supreme Champion is "a recognition of our admiration to a champion who has conquered five titles in the same amount of divisions, plus he has earned the WBC diamond and emeritus titles and the golden belt."
The honorific title added further confusion to Benedict's exact status after his historic resignation, muddying the lines between his papacy and that of his successor, the Telegraph reported.
NNA - Pope Benedict will keep the honorific title of "His Holiness" after he abdicates this week and will be known as "pope emeritus," Reuters quoted the Vatican as saying on Tuesday.
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.
The position of President is largely honorific and Meles, a former rebel fighter who came to power in 1991 after toppling the bloody dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam, held the real political power.
The Gulf initiative was a honorific solution to all parties and enabled to end to the critical circumstances and open a new horizon of peace and dialogue based on the initiative's terms, the President said.
The lack of honorific use among people of different ages and the relative insignificance of a friend breaking a social promise are consistent with Americans' individualistic cultural assumptions of equality and respect for one another's autonomy.
Calling those who have earned doctorates "doctor" is a fine honorific in schools and other settings.