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Definition of honorific adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

honorific

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɒnəˈrɪfɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːnəˈrɪfɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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showing respect for the person you are speaking to an honorific title Use an, not a, before honorific. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin honorificus, from honor ‘honour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: honorific