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Definition: Trophy money
, n.; pl. Trophies
. [F. troph['e]e (cf. It. &
Sp. trofeo), L. tropaeum, trophaeum, Gr. ?, strictly, a
monument of the enemy's defeat, fr.? a turn, especially, a
turning about of the enemy, a putting to flight or routing
him, fr. ? to turn. See Trope
1. (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) A sign or memorial of a victory raised
on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on
the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the
chief city of the conquered people.
Note: A trophy consisted originally of some of the armor,
weapons, etc., of the defeated enemy fixed to the trunk
of a tree or to a post erected on an elevated site,
with an inscription, and a dedication to a divinity.
The Romans often erected their trophies in the Capitol.
2. The representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp.
(Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and
military weapons, offensive and defensive.
3. Anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial
of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc.
Around the posts hung helmets, darts, and spears,
And captive chariots, axes, shields, and bars,
And broken beaks of ships, the trophies of their
4. Any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every
redeemed soul is a trophy of grace.
5. An object memorializing a victory in a sporting contest.
Note: Some trophies(5) are unique, temporary possession of
the same object passing to the new victors of some
periodic contest in subsequent occurrences. Others are
objects of little inherent worth, given by the
authority sponsoring the contest to the victor. A
trophy is sometimes shaped like a cup, and in such
cases may be called a cup
, as the America's Cup
Yacht racing). -->
, a duty paid formerly in England, annually, by
housekeepers, toward providing harness, drums, colors, and
the like, for the militia.