Honorific

An honorific is a word or expression with connotations conveying esteem or respect when used in addressing or referring to a person. Sometimes, the term is used not quite correctly to refer to an honorary title. It is also often conflated with systems of honorific speech in linguistics, which are grammatical or morphological ways of encoding the relative social status of speakers.

Typically, honorifics are used as a style in the grammatical third person, and as a form of address in the second person. Use in the first person, by the honoured dignitary, is uncommon. Some languages have anti-honorific (despective or humilific) first person forms (expressions such as "your most humble servant" or "this unworthy person") whose effect is to enhance the relative honor accorded to the person addressed.

Read more about Honorific:  Modern English Honorifics, Examples, Opposition

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Classical Tibetan - Verbs - Honorifics
... As with nouns, Tibetan also has a complex system of honorific and polite verbal forms ... Where a specific honorific verb stem does not exist, the same effect is brought about by compounding a standard verbal stem with an appropriate general honorific stem such as mdzad ...
Baba (honorific)
... Bengali, Hindi and Marathi बाबा father grandfather wise old man sir,) is a Persian honorific term used in several West and South Asian cultures ... The Persian term was also adopted in Malaysia as an honorific of respect to address Chinese people born in British Straits Settlement ... by the Yoruba culture in the south western part of Nigeria, Baba is an honorific for father, wise man or, simply, elderly man ...
Honorific - Opposition
... who have a strong sense of egalitarianism, such as Quakers and certain socialists, eschew honorific titles ...
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... Jī (Hindi जी, Urdu جی‎, IAST jī, ) is an honorific used as a suffix in Hindustani and many other languages of the Indian subcontinent ... Similar to the Japanese honorific -san, ji is gender-neutral and can be used for as a term of respect for inanimate objects as well ...