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Definition of Tribute

Tribute

  1. An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one ruler or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as, the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
  2. A personal contribution, as of money, praise, service, etc., made in token of services rendered, or as that which is due or deserved; as, a tribute of affection.
  3. A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.
  4. To pay as tribute.

Tribute Quotations

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Thurgood Marshall

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.
Queen Elizabeth II

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fulton J. Sheen

Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.
Marty Meehan

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Oscar Wilde
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Tribute Translations

tribute in Dutch is cijns, schatting
tribute in French is tribut
tribute in German is Abgabe {f}, Tribut
tribute in Portuguese is tributo
tribute in Spanish is tributo
tribute in Swedish is hyllning, tribut
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