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English definition of “honorific”

honorific

adjective [before noun]     /ˌɒn.ərˈɪf.ɪk/ US  /ˌɑː.nəˈrɪf-/ formal
showing or giving honour or respect : an honorific title Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of honorific adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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