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praise name (plural praise names)

  1. A ceremonial name or title used by various African peoples. [from 20th c.]
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 269:
      Jacob Zuma will change all that hasn't been changed to make better the better life for all. Msholzi, his praise-name: one of them, the workers; Zuma, their own.