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From now on, the honorific title can only be given to priests who are at least 65 years old, and thus have already given a life of service to the Church.
The implication seems to be that Jesus intentionally avoided honorific titles, and preferred to be known simply as "the man," or "the human being.
There are, for example, the honorific titles, which were so common in late antiquity, but now strike us as awkward except in a few cases, such as "Your Majesty" or "Your Honor.
The epithet "Magnus Cubicularius tuus" (your Knight of the Bedchamber) is added to cap a list of Carr's honorific titles, where it is intended at once to convey a hint of sodomy and to satirize the puffed-up importance of the king's lofty intimates.
While it doesn't have an overt caste system like India, Thailand has a subtler system that effectively establishes the same power relationships; the Thai language reflects an obsession with status and has a complex hierarchy of honorific titles.
123) rightly identifies the person (the exiled James Edward Stuart), but conveys a different attitude toward the "Re d'Inghilterra" from that intended by the writer; and inconsistency in the rendering of honorific titles sometimes obscures the social relationship between correspondents.