verb (used with object), tithed, tith·ing.
verb (used without object), tithed, tith·ing.
Origin of tithe
Related Words for titheduty, levy, fine, price, rate, cost, contribution, expense, tariff, assess, impose, enact, excise, obligation, salvage, bite, custom, tribute, toll, impost
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Contemporary Examples of tithe
They volunteer at shelters and tithe their earnings—not nearly enough.Some Catholic Leaders Speaking Out Against Paul Ryan’s Budget-Cutting
August 20, 2012
He left because he no longer could afford to tithe to the church, and was thus deemed “unworthy.”Warren Jeffs' Flock in Denial
August 5, 2011
“Much of its wealth comes from the fervent devotion of members, who tithe faithfully,” wrote Jenkins.The Man Who Made God His ATM
December 19, 2009
Historical Examples of tithe
But we cannot enumerate a tithe of the masterpieces of the British Encyclopædia.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
But the parson knows Juan, and proceeds to examine his tithe.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
Surely, no more than he found—nay, not a tithe of that he found.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
In all his life the adventurer had never been possessed of a tithe of this amount.A Romance of the West Indies
Yet it was barely a tithe of the sudden burden he had to bear.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
- to exact or demand a tithe or tithes from (an individual or group)
- to levy a tithe upon (a crop or amount of produce, etc)
Word Origin for tithe
Old English teogoþa (Anglian), teoþa (West Saxon) "tenth," from Proto-Germanic *tegunthon, *tekhunthon. Retained in ecclesiastical sense while the form was replaced in ordinal use by tenth (influenced by ten).
Old English teoþian, from the root of tithe (n.). Related: Tithed; tithing.