Ovation

A triumph; a triumphal reception or entry of the second order; so called from ovis, a sheep, because the Romans sacrificed a sheep to a victorious general to whom an ovation was accorded, but an ox to one who had obtained a “triumph.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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