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honorific

adjective hon·or·if·ic \ˌä-nə-ˈri-fik\

: giving or expressing honor or respect

Full Definition of HONORIFIC

1
:  conferring or conveying honor <honorific titles>
2
:  belonging to or constituting a class of grammatical forms used in speaking to or about a social superior
honorific noun
hon·or·if·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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First Known Use of HONORIFIC

1650

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