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homage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homage  \Hom"age\,  n.  [OF.  homage,  homenage  F.  hommage,  LL 
  hominaticum  homenaticum  from  L.  homo  a  man,  LL  also  a 
  client,  servant,  vassal;  akin  to  L.  humus  earth,  Gr.?  on  the 
  ground,  and  E.  groom  in  bridegroom.  Cf  {Bridegroom}, 
  {Human}.] 
  1.  (Feud.  Law)  A  symbolical  acknowledgment  made  by  a  feudal 
  tenant  to  and  in  the  presence  of  his  lord,  on  receiving 
  investiture  of  fee,  or  coming  to  it  by  succession,  that  he 
  was  his  man,  or  vassal;  profession  of  fealty  to  a 
  sovereign. 
 
  2.  Respect  or  reverential  regard;  deference;  especially, 
  respect  paid  by  external  action  obeisance. 
 
  All  things  in  heaven  and  earth  do  her  [Law]  homage. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  I  sought  no  homage  from  the  race  that  write.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Reverence  directed  to  the  Supreme  Being  reverential 
  worship;  devout  affection.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  Fealty;  submission;  reverence;  honor;  respect. 
 
  Usage:  {Homage},  {Fealty}.  Homage  was  originally  the  act  of  a 
  feudal  tenant  by  which  he  declared  himself,  on  his 
  knees,  to  be  the  hommage  or  bondman  of  the  lord;  hence 
  the  term  is  used  to  denote  reverential  submission  or 
  respect.  Fealty  was  originally  the  fidelity  of  such  a 
  tenant  to  his  lord,  and  hence  the  term  denotes  a 
  faithful  and  solemn  adherence  to  the  obligations  we 
  owe  to  superior  power  or  authority.  We  pay  our  homage 
  to  men  of  pre["e]minent  usefulness  and  virtue,  and 
  profess  our  fealty  to  the  principles  by  which  they 
  have  been  guided. 
 
  Go  go  with  homage  yon  proud  victors  meet  !  Go 
  lie  like  dogs  beneath  your  masters'  feet  ! 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Man,  disobeying,  Disloyal,  breaks  his  fealty, 
  and  sins  Against  the  high  supremacy  of  heaven. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homage  \Hom"age\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Homaged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Homaging}.]  [Cf.  OF  hommager.] 
  1.  To  pay  reverence  to  by  external  action  [R.] 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  pay  homage.  [Obs.]  --Cowley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homage 
  n  :  respectful  deference;  "pay  court  to  the  emperor"  [syn:  {court}] 




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