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[tahy-th er] /ˈtaɪ ðər/
a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church.
a person who advocates payment of tithes.
a person who collects tithes.
Origin of tither
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at tithe, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The valley is dark eneuch, but there's licht on the tither side.


    Janet Milne Rae
  • There's mair honour an' generosity ahint the tane than the tither.

  • Can He no shift it frae the tae airm to the tither, but the bairn maun girn?

    The Elect Lady George MacDonald
  • Neither the tane nor the tither: she never said a word to me, but that they were gaun to the west country to see their friends.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Ye see, Mr. Ericson, I cud see as muckle o' ye almost, the tae way as the tither.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • The plain fact is just this; that I dinna care a rap for you the tane gate or the tither (the one way or the other).

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • The birkie doesna stand in need o' cash; for he gies saxpence to this ane, and a shillin to the tither ane, for gangin errans.

  • The tae thing taen wi the tither, I haena had an ill time ot.

  • I can say till the third petition o the tane, and frae end to end o the tither.

    The Entail

    John Galt
  • And then the ae boat set aff for North Berwick, an' the tither lay whaur it was and watched the wanchancy thing on the braeside.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
Word Origin and History for tither

late 14c., agent noun from tithe (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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