honorifics

honorific

[on-uh-rif-ik]
adjective
1.
Also, honorifical. doing or conferring honor.
2.
conveying honor, as a title or a grammatical form used in speaking to or about a superior, elder, etc.
noun
3.
(in certain languages, as Chinese and Japanese) a class of forms used to show respect, especially in direct address.
4.
a title or term of respect.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin honōrificus honor-making. See honor, -i-, -fic

honorifically, adverb
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honorific (ˌɒnəˈrɪfɪk)
 
adj
1.  showing or conferring honour or respect
2.  a.  (of a pronoun, verb inflection, etc) indicating the speaker's respect for the addressee or his acknowledgment of inferior status
 b.  (as noun): a Japanese honorific
 
honor'ifically
 
adv

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