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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: tributum, from tribuere 'to give out to the tribes, pay', from tribus; TRIBE

tribute

noun
     
trib‧ute [uncountable and countable]
1 something that you say, do, or give in order to express your respect or admiration for someone:
The players wore black armbands as a tribute to their late teammate.
I'd like to pay tribute to (=praise and admire publicly) the party workers for all their hard work.
2

be a tribute to somebody/something

to be a clear sign of the good qualities that someone or something has:
It was a tribute to her teaching methods that so many children passed the test.
3 a payment of goods or money by one ruler or country to another more powerful one, especially in order to be protected
4MXHBP

floral tribute

British English flowers sent to a funeral

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