tribute money

noun

Definition of tribute money

: money paid as tribute specifically : the annual tax of a didrachm or half shekel paid by each Jew for the support of the temple

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“Tribute money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tribute%20money. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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