Tribute money
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. [1913 Webster]

Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute. --C. C. Pinckney. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense. --Pryce. Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

{Tribute money}, money paid as a tribute or tax.

{Tribute pitch}. (Mining) See under {Tributer}. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Subsidy}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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