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Noun: tribute  tri-byoot
  1. Something given or done as an expression of esteem
    - testimonial
  2. Payment by one nation for protection by another
  3. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
    "every store in the neighbourhood had to pay him tribute";
    - protection

Derived forms: tributes

Type of: approval, commendation, defrayal, defrayment, extortion, payment

Encyclopedia: Tribute