homage – h oh m ih jh
A special honour shown publicly.
The soldiers paid homage to their commander.
respect or reverence paid or rendered
the formal public acknowledgment by which a feudal tenant or vassal declared himself to be the man or vassal of his lord, owing him fealty and service.
the relation thus established of a vassal to his lord.
something done or given in acknowledgment or consideration of the worth of another:
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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English (h)omage, from Old French, equivalent to (h)ome “man”