Origin of tithing
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Hundreds and Tithings were part of the primitive Germanic constitution.London Before the Conquest
W. R. Lethaby
Cultivation was begun, and the land divided into hundreds, tithings and hides.The Vale of Lyvennet
John Salkeld Bland
The country was divided into shires, the shire into districts called hundreds, and the hundreds into tithings.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
As ten families of freeholders made up a tithing, so ten tithings composed a superior division, called a hundred.
Dunster was only represented in parliament in conjunction with Minehead, one of its tithings being part of that borough.
- a tithe; tenth
- the exacting or paying of tithes
- a company of ten householders in the system of frankpledge
- a rural division, originally regarded as a tenth of a hundred
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