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English definition of “honorific”

honorific

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌɒn.ərˈɪf.ɪk/ us    /ˌɑː.nəˈrɪf-/ formal
showing or giving honour or respect: an honorific titleShowing respect and admiration
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