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tithing

[tahy-th ing]
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  1. a tithe.
  2. a giving or an exacting of tithes.
  3. a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman system of frankpledge.
  4. a rural division in England, originally regarded as one tenth of a hundred, descended from this system.

Origin of tithing

before 950; Middle English; Old English tigething. See tithe, -ing1
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tithing

noun English history
    1. a tithe; tenth
    2. the exacting or paying of tithes
  1. a company of ten householders in the system of frankpledge
  2. a rural division, originally regarded as a tenth of a hundred
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