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Adjective: honorific  ,ó-nu'ri-fik
  1. Conferring or showing honour or respect
    "honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession"
Noun: honorific  ,ó-nu'ri-fik
  1. An expression of respect
    "the Japanese use many honorifics"

Derived forms: honorifics

See also: respectful

Type of: expression, formulation

Encyclopedia: Honorific