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honorific

[L. honorificus, honor-making]
To convey honor upon a person, esp. while writing or speaking about an individual.
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While copal is also burned medicinally and honorifically, it is most commonly used in religious ritual.
In Greek and Roman times, metals were used almost only honorifically: as decoration in for instance the metal acroteria of some Hellenistic temples, and in the gilded bronze plates of the Pantheon's roof and portico (the latter only finally wrenched off in the early seventeenth century by the the Barberini pope Urban VIII to make Bernini's baldacehino in St Peter's -- hence the comment Quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt Barberini).
Ideally, the high officials from Siak would honorifically defer (memberi tabik) to the Dutchman, and then shake his hands if they were already acquainted with him.
(The captain's appearance coincided with an important annual religious festival.) The idea that the Hawaiians took Cook for a god was, in Obeyesekere's view, a contrivance of imperialist ideology, a myth "fundamentally based on the Western idea of the redoubtable European who is a god to savage peoples." He offered a different interpretation: Cook was not received as Lono but was installed honorifically as a taboo chief and deified only after his untimely death at native hands.