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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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He was honorifically described as a learned scholar with black-framed glasses and Sun Yat Sen-type garb.
While copal is also burned medicinally and honorifically, it is most commonly used in religious ritual.
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.