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honorific (adj) –  Conferring or showing respect or honour.

(noun) – A title, phrase, or grammatical form conveying respect, used especially when addressing a social superior.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “conferring honour,” 1640s, from French honorifique (16th century) or directly from Latin honorificus “that which does honour,” from honorem + -ficus “making,” from stem of facere “make, do”. As a noun, “a word used as an honorific term,” by 1867.