Sometimes tithes. the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy, or the same amount regarded as an obligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood, or the like.
any tax, levy, or the like, especially of one-tenth.
a tenth part or any indefinitely small part of anything.
to give or pay a tithe or tenth of (produce, money, etc.).
to give or pay tithes on (crops, income, etc.).
to exact a tithe from (a person, community, parish, etc.).
to levy a tithe on (crops, income, etc.).
to give or pay a tithe.
- Also British, tythe .
- titheless, adjective
- un·tithed, adjective
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How to use tithe in a sentence
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He left because he no longer could afford to tithe to the church, and was thus deemed “unworthy.”
“Much of its wealth comes from the fervent devotion of members, who tithe faithfully,” wrote Jenkins.
It was this spirit of lawlessness which gave rise to the Irish tithe-bill of this session.
Meanwhile the tithe question became & fruitful source of discontent and bloodshed.
The opposition against the payment of tithe was directed against the government as well as the clergy.
Anti-tithe meetings were held in every part of Ireland, and the greater part of the country was involved in one huge conspiracy.
Accordingly, on the 29th of July, the order of the day was read for the house resolving itself into a committee on the tithe bill.
British Dictionary definitions for tithe
(often plural) Christianity a tenth part of agricultural or other produce, personal income, or profits, contributed either voluntarily or as a tax for the support of the church or clergy or for charitable purposes
any levy, esp of one tenth
a tenth or very small part of anything
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)
(intr) to pay a tithe or tithes
- tither, noun
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Cultural definitions for tithe
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