Origin of tithing
- 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.
Origin of tithe
Examples from the Web for tithing
Stories abound about his private charity—not just tithing, but personal outreach to neighbors in need.Mitt Romney’s Missing Character Narrative Must Be Part of GOP Convention Speech
August 30, 2012
To Horace Greeley's question, "What is done with the proceeds of this tithing?"
This tithing system has provided ever since the principal revenue of the church.
Suddenly there came a tap of the tithing stick on his head, and he was in disgrace.
It was a solemn time after one had been touched by the tithing rod.
State the requirements made by revelation for the tithing of the people today.The Articles of Faith
James E. Talmage
- a tithe; tenth
- 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
- (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
Word Origin and History for tithing
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.