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tither

[ tahy-ther ]

noun

  1. a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church.
  2. a person who advocates payment of tithes.
  3. a person who collects tithes.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tither1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; tithe, -er 1

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Example Sentences

The wife's ae dochter and the man's ae cow, the taen's ne'er weel and the tither's ne'er fu'.

And this is what they ca' explaining—the tane gies up a bit, and the tither gies up a bit, and a' friends again.

It's not made of iron, I wot, nor my claithes of chenzie-mail; so a club smashed the tane, and a claught damaged the tither.

The valley is dark eneuch, but there's licht on the tither side.

There's mair honour an' generosity ahint the tane than the tither.

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