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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

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

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

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

Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
Gene Tunney

Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.
David Cameron
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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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