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honorific (adj.)

"conferring honor," 1640s, from French honorifique (16c.) or directly from Latin honorificus "that which does honor," from honorem (see honor (n.)) + -ficus "making, doing," from combining form of facere "make, do" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). As a noun, "a word used as an honorific term," by 1867.

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Definitions of honorific from WordNet
1
honorific (n.)
an expression of respect;
the Japanese use many honorifics
2
honorific (adj.)
conferring or showing honor or respect;
honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession
From wordnet.princeton.edu