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 for Homage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     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
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     2. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially,
        respect paid by external action; obeisance.
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              All things in heaven and earth do her [Law] homage.
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              I sought no homage from the race that write. --Pope.
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     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.
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                  Go, go with homage yon proud victors meet !
                  Go, lie like dogs beneath your masters' feet !
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                  Man, disobeying,
                  Disloyal, breaks his fealty, and sins
                  Against the high supremacy of heaven. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     2. To cause to pay homage. [Obs.] --Cowley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor" [syn:
           court, homage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  161 Moby Thesaurus words for "homage":
     acceptance, accolade, acquiescence, adherence, adhesion,
     admiration, adoration, adulation, allegiance, apotheosis,
     appreciation, approbation, approval, assent, assigned task,
     attachment, awe, bend, bending the knee, bepraisement, bob,
     bona fides, bond, bonne foi, bounden duty, bow,
     bowing and scraping, breathless adoration, burden, business,
     call of duty, charge, co-worship, commitment, complaisance,
     compliance, conformity, congratulation, consent, consideration,
     constancy, courtesy, cult, cultism, cultus, curtsy, dedication,
     deference, deification, devoir, devotedness, devotion,
     dipping the colors, dulia, duteousness,
     duties and responsibilities, dutifulness, duty, eloge, encomium,
     esteem, estimation, ethics, eulogium, eulogy, exaggerated respect,
     exaltation, excessive praise, faith, faithfulness, favor, fealty,
     fidelity, firmness, flattery, genuflection, glorification, glory,
     good faith, great respect, hero worship, high regard, hommage,
     honor, hyperdulia, idolatry, idolization, idolizing, imperative,
     inclination, kneeling, kowtow, kudos, latria, laud, laudation,
     line of duty, lionizing, loyalty, magnification, making a leg,
     meed of praise, mission, must, nod, nonopposal, nonopposition,
     nonresistance, obedience, obediency, obeisance, obligation,
     obsequiousness, observance, onus, ought, overpraise, paean,
     panegyric, passiveness, passivity, place, praise, presenting arms,
     prestige, prostration, regard, resignation, resignedness, respect,
     reverence, reverential regard, salaam, salutation, salute, scrape,
     self-imposed duty, service, servility, servitium,
     standing at attention, staunchness, steadfastness, subjection,
     submission, submissiveness, submittal, suit and service,
     suit service, supineness, tie, transcendent wonder, tribute, troth,
     true blue, trueness, veneration, willingness, worship, worshiping,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HOMAGE, Eng. law. An acknowledgment made by the vassal in the presence of 
  his lord, that he is his man, that is, his subject or vassal. The form in 
  law French was, Jeo deveigne vostre home. 
       2. Homage was liege and feudal. The former was paid to the king, the 
  latter to the lord. Liege, was borrowed from the French, as Thaumas informs 
  us, and seems to have meant a service that was personal and inevitable. 
  Houard, Cout. Anglo Norman, tom. 1, p. 511; Beames; Glanville, 215, 216, 
  218, notes. 

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