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.
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noun pl. en·co·mi·ums or en·co·mi·a (-mē-ə)
Origin: Latin encōmium
Origin: , from Greek enkōmion (epos), (speech) praising a victor
Origin: , neuter of enkōmios, of the victory procession
Origin: : en-, in; see en-2
Origin: + kōmos, celebration.
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