An annual sum paid by one nation to another; obligation to contribute; a personal contribution.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A stated sum paid annually by a conquered or subject state to a superior as a price for peace or protection; a personal contribution.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Periodical payment by a subordinate to a superior people; contribution; homage.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A fixed amount paid at certain intervals by one nation to another for peace or protection: a personal contribution: acknowledgment, or homage paid.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To pay as tribute.
- Newage Dictionary DB (verb) (v. i.) (verb intransitive)
An annual or stated sum of money paid by one state or ruler to another for peace or protection, or on account of a treaty; an acknowledgement of worth, service rendered, etc.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

But one small sigh for the doomed Mothers' Meeting was the only tribute Annette paid to it.
- Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
It was her tribute to the serene purity of which she was aware in this man.
- In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
This was, perhaps, a greater tribute to the speaker's loyalty than to his knowledge of human nature, though Carsluith Maxwell was usually accounted a shrewd man.
- The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss