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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tribute  \Trib"ute\,  n.  [OE.  tribut,  L.  tributum  fr  tribuere 
  tributum  to  bestow,  grant,  pay  allot,  assign,  originally, 
  to  a  tribe,  from  tribus  tribe;  cf  F.  tribut.  See  {Tribe}, 
  and  cf  {Attribute},  {Contribute}.] 
  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. 
  Millions  for  defense,  but  not  one  cent  for  tribute. 
  --C.  C. 
  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. 
  Implores  the  passing  tribute  of  a  sigh.  --Gray. 
  3.  (Mining)  A  certain  proportion  of  the  ore  raised,  or  of  its 
  value,  given  to  the  miner  as  his  recompense.  --Pryce. 
  {Tribute  money},  money  paid  as  a  tribute  or  tax. 
  {Tribute  pitch}.  (Mining)  See  under  {Tributer}.  [Eng.] 
  Syn:  See  {Subsidy}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tribute  \Trib"ute\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tributed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Tributing}.] 
  To  pay  as  tribute.  [R.]  --Whitlock  (1654). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  given  or  done  as  an  expression  of  esteem  [syn:  {testimonial}] 
  2:  payment  by  one  nation  for  protection  by  another 
  3:  payment  extorted  by  gangsters  on  threat  of  violence;  "every 
  store  in  the  neighborhood  had  to  pay  him  protection"  [syn: 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  tax  imposed  by  a  king  on  his  subjects  (2  Sam.  20:24;  1  Kings 
  4:6;  Rom.  13:6).  In  Matt.  17:24-27  the  word  denotes  the  temple 
  rate  (the  "didrachma,"  the  "half-shekel,"  as  rendered  by  the 
  R.V.)  which  was  required  to  be  paid  for  the  support  of  the 
  temple  by  every  Jew  above  twenty  years  of  age  (Ex.  30:12;  2 
  Kings  12:4;  2  Chr.  24:6,  9).  It  was  not  a  civil  but  a  religious 
  In  Matt.  22:17,  Mark  12:14,  Luke  20:22,  the  word  may  be 
  interpreted  as  denoting  the  capitation  tax  which  the  Romans 
  imposed  on  the  Jewish  people.  It  may  however,  be  legitimately 
  regarded  as  denoting  any  tax  whatever  imposed  by  a  foreign  power 
  on  the  people  of  Israel.  The  "tribute  money"  shown  to  our  Lord 
  (Matt.  22:19)  was  the  denarius,  bearing  Caesar's  superscription. 
  It  was  the  tax  paid  by  every  Jew  to  the  Romans.  (See  {PENNY}.) 

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