What is the Meaning & Definition of tribute

The tribute could be defined as the payment that a person should give to another as payment for their services or favours. Normally, the tribute was especially in societies where there was a marked social hierarchy that was that lower sectors were subordinated to the higher through this type of payment. Societies that are organized around the payment of tribute are called tax companies.
The tribute can be understood in two basic ways. First of all, pay tribute to someone or something is a demonstration of delivery and service, normally expressed through ceremonies and rituals. The other meaning of the term is that define here although it is directly related to the first. Tribute can then be understood also as the delivery of a certain amount of money, wealth and material goods to someone that is higher up the social ladder and, therefore, deserving the respect and devotion of others.
The payment of the tribute was essential in the communities of antiquity, especially in the Middle East and Egypt. In them, the rulers demanded such a payment to his subjects because they believed to same descendants of the gods and therefore deserved the permanent delivery of elements in his honor. The tribute also existed in the medieval period in which feudal lords farmers demanded a certain payment (typically, a part of the harvest obtained) in Exchange for the use of the lands and protection against possible attacks.
Today, the tribute is understood as a type of tax that all citizens should contribute to the State so this redistribute them equitably or according to the needs of the moment. This tribute is in many societies forced on other payment is much more lax.
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