[ tahy-thing ]
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  1. a tithe.

  2. a giving or an exacting of tithes.

  1. a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman system of frankpledge.

  2. a rural division in England, originally regarded as one tenth of a hundred, descended from this system.

Origin of tithing

before 950; Middle English; Old English tigething.See tithe, -ing1

Words Nearby tithing

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How to use tithing in a sentence

  • But it is unseemly to bounce in the meeting-house, and besides, is he not the tithing-man? '

    The Puritan Twins | Lucy Fitch Perkins

British Dictionary definitions for tithing


/ (ˈtaɪðɪŋ) /

nounEnglish history
    • a tithe; tenth

    • the exacting or paying of tithes

  1. a company of ten householders in the system of frankpledge

  1. a rural division, originally regarded as a tenth of a hundred

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