En*co"mi*um (?), n.; pl. Encomiums (#). [NL., fr. Gr. (a song) chanted in a Bacchic festival in praise of the god; in + a jovial festivity, revel. See Comedy.]

Warm or high praise; panegyric; strong commendation.

His encomiums awakened all my ardor. W. Irving.

Syn. -- See Eulogy.

 

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