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 ...
... the Courts of New Jersey provide for the use of certain post-nominal letters after the names of judges ... 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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“Denotation by means of sounds and markings is a remarkable abstraction. Three letters designate God for me; several lines a million things. How easy becomes the manipulation of the universe here, how evident the concentration of the intellectual world! Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word liberty entire nations.”
—Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (17721801)