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- n. A monument erected (originally on the field of battle) by the prevailing army (without Senatical grant — contrast triumph) to commemorate victory in war, featuring spoils taken from the enemy (especially the personal arms of the vanquished general), and dedicated to an appropriate god (such as Mars).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See trophy, 1.
From the Latin tropaeum ("trophy”, “tropæum"). (Wiktionary)