Definition of HOMAGE


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.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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