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Homage, n. Also: homag, -ege, -adge; omage, ymage. [ME. homage (c 1290), omage (c 1300), umage (c 1400), OF. homage, ommage, humage.] Homage; formal acknowledgement of allegiance by a vassal to his lord. Freq. in to make, or take, homage.(a) 1375 Barb. iii. 756.
Bath man & page Knelyt, and maid the king homage
Ib. x. 133.
The king … thar homage all has tane
1415 Lennox Mun. 61.
I sal … mak homage and seruice … witht al my micht and pouer
c1420 Wynt. iv. 2546.
Wyth mowth thai grawntyt thare homage
Ib. v. 4285.
Wythowte serwys or homage, Or ony payment off trewage
1456 Hay I. 124/33.
Quhen the baroun makis homage to the king
1476 Acta Aud. 56/1.
That … Robert mak his homage & seruice to … Alexander efter the forme of his obligatioun
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 283.
Thair gat he nan homage For all his hie parage
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlviii. 117.
All kynd of beistis … made him [sc. the lion] homege and fewté
1533 Boece 24 b.
Edwerd … promeist the croun to athir contendent quhilk to him wald mak homage
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Homagium.
He that makis homage kneilis doun
The forme of homage made be them is this
(b) c1475 Wall. i. 116.
King Eduuard past … to Scwne And thar he gat ymage of Scotland swne
1560 Montgomery Mem. II. 158.
To mak to me … the omage and fewtie specifyit in the samyn contract

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