|Kanji in this term|
|かく > かっ
閣下 (hiragana かっか, romaji kakka)
- (your, his, her) Excellency
閣下 (traditional, Pinyin 阁下), simplified
- (literary) Your Excellency; His or Her Excellency; Your Honour
- (archaic) at the foot of a tower or pavilion
Originally a term of respect toward members of the nobility; became a more generic term of respect later on.