A expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; -- now generally used in the plural. Massinger.
"If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same."
"What great thank, then, if any man, reputed wise and constant, will neither do, nor permit others under his charge to do, that which he approves not, especially in matter of sin?"
"Thanks, thanks to thee, most worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught."
"Full sooth is said that love ne lordship,
Will not, his thanks, have no fellowship."