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[tahy-thuh-buh l]
  1. subject to the payment of tithes.
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Origin of tithable

First recorded in 1400–50, tithable is from the late Middle English word tythable. See tithe, -able
Related formsun·tith·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tithable

Historical Examples

  • Of 704 tithable whites listed in 1783 all save 199 possessed slaves.

    The Planters of Colonial Virginia

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  • The law of 1645 provided for a tax on property and tithable persons.

  • He already owned one tithable negro in Fauquier County in 1783.

British Dictionary definitions for tithable


  1. (until 1936) liable to pay tithes
  2. (of property, etc) subject to the payment of tithes
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