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homage

noun allegiance, attention, compliance, constancy, court, cultus, deference, devotion, esteem, estimation, exaltation, faithfulness, fidelity, glorification, high regard, honor, humility, loyalty, obedience, obeisance, regard, respect, service, servility, servitude, subjection, submission, submissiveness, subservience, veneration, verecundia
See also: adherence, adhesion, allegiance, devotion, estimation, fealty, fidelity, honor, loyalty, mention, remembrance, respect

homage

see FEUDAL SYSTEM.

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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A florid Paul Jenkins--like homage, Vincent at Auvers, 1960, is embarrassingly sentimental: AS FOR MY WORK, we read Vincent writing (in Flavin's exquisite penmanship), I DO IT AT MY LIFE'S RISK AND HALF MY REASON HAS FOUNDERED IN IT.
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