tithing

[ tahy-thing ]
/ ˈtaɪ ðɪŋ /

noun

a tithe.
a giving or an exacting of tithes.
a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman system of frankpledge.
a rural division in England, originally regarded as one tenth of a hundred, descended from this system.

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Origin of tithing

before 950; Middle English; Old English tigething.See tithe, -ing1
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tithing
/ (ˈtaɪðɪŋ) /

noun English history

  1. a tithe; tenth
  2. 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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