Pronunciation: (on"u-rif'ik), [key]
1. Also,hon"or•if'i•cal.doing or conferring honor.
2. conveying honor, as a title or a grammatical form used in speaking to or about a superior, elder, etc.
1. (in certain languages, as Chinese and Japanese) a class of forms used to show respect, esp. in direct address.
2. a title or term of respect.
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