Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles or designatory letters, are letters placed after the name of a person to indicate that the individual holds a position, educational degree, accreditation, office, or honour. An individual may use several different sets of post-nominal letters. The order in which these are listed after a name is based on the order of precedence and category of the order. Post-nominal letters are one of the main types of name suffix.
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... Examples of post-nominal letters A Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire is authorised to use the post-nominal KBE ... of the Royal Society of Arts is authorised to use the post-nominal FRSA ... A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects is authorised to use the post-nominal FAIA ...
... of New Jersey provide for the use of certain post-nominal letters after the names of judges ... judges for whom no other designation is provided use "J.S.C." Appellate Division judges use the post-nominal letters "J.A.D." (or "P.J.A.D." in the case of a presiding judge) ...
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