One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of honouring someone or something.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Secreta Secretorum. From post-classical Latin honorificentia honour, respect, mark of respect (3rd cent.) from classical Latin honorificus + -entia, after e.g. magnificentia, mūnificentia.
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