ETYM Old Fren. homage, homenage, French hommage, Late Lat. hominaticum, homenaticum, from Latin homo a man, Late Lat. also, a client, servant, vassal.
1. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action.
2. Reverence directed to a supreme being; reverential worship; devout affection.
3. A symbolic acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord; profession of fealty to a sovereign.