Encomium is defined as formal praise or tribute.noun
An example of an encomium is the speech given to the recipient of a service award presented each year by a town’s city hall.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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noun pl. en·co·mi·ums or en·co·mi·a
- Warm, glowing praise.
- A formal expression of praise; a tribute.
Origin: Latin encōmium, from Greek enkōmion (epos), (speech) praising a victor, neuter of enkōmios, of the victory procession : en-, in; see en-2 + kōmos, celebration.