Noun: the state of being able to achieve honors
[Ablative Pl of Medieval Latin: honorificabilitudinitas]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorificabilitudinitatibus (accessed: July 11, 2008).
O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words.
I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word;
for thou art not so long by the head as
honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier
swallowed than a flap-dragon."
- Costard, Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 1 (William Shakespeare)
This word has only appeared once in all of Shakespeare's works; it is a hapex legomenon.
Sorry about missing last week, I was too busy celebrating the 4th and started celebrating way too early.