Mixed tithes
Tithe Tithe, n. [OE. tithe, tethe, properly an adj., tenth, AS. te['o]?a the tenth; akin to ti['e]n, t?n, t[=e]n, ten, G. zehnte, adj., tenth, n., a tithe, Icel. t[=i]und the tenth; tithe, Goth. ta['i]hunda tenth. See {Ten}, and cf. {Tenth}, {Teind}.] 1. A tenth; the tenth part of anything; specifically, the tenthpart of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses. Almost all the tithes of England and Wales are commuted by law into rent charges. [1913 Webster]

The tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil. --Neh. xiii. 5. [1913 Webster]

Note: Tithes are called personal when accuring from labor, art, trade, and navigation; predial, when issuing from the earth, as hay, wood, and fruit; and mixed, when accuring from beaste fed from the ground. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a small part or proportion. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Great tithes}, tithes of corn, hay, and wood.

{Mixed tithes}, tithes of wool, milk, pigs, etc.

{Small tithes}, personal and mixed tithes.

{Tithe commissioner}, one of a board of officers appointed by the government for arranging propositions for commuting, or compounding for, tithes. [Eng.] --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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  • mixed tithes — Those tithes which consisted of natural products which had been nurtured and preserved in part by the care of man, such as of wool, milk, pigs, etc. One tenth of these products had to be paid in gross, while in respect to personal tithes, only a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tithes — /tay3z/ In English law, the tenth part of the increase, yearly arising and renewing from the profits of lands, the stock upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants. 2 Bl.Comm. 24. A species of incorporeal hereditament, being an… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tithes — Tenths; a species of incorporeal hereditaments, being the tenth part of the increase, yearly arising and renewing from the profits of lands, the stock upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants, due the church for the support of the …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mixed — Formed by admixture or commingling; partaking of the nature, character, or legal attributes of two or more distinct kinds or classes. As to mixed action mixed blood relations (mixed blood); mixed contract mixed government mixed jury mixed larceny …   Black's law dictionary

  • mixed — Formed by admixture or commingling; partaking of the nature, character, or legal attributes of two or more distinct kinds or classes. As to mixed action mixed blood relations (mixed blood); mixed contract mixed government mixed jury mixed larceny …   Black's law dictionary

  • Tithes — • The tenth part of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, alotted to the clergy for their support or devoted to religious or charitable uses Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tithes     Tithes …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Great tithes — Tithe Tithe, n. [OE. tithe, tethe, properly an adj., tenth, AS. te[ o]?a the tenth; akin to ti[ e]n, t?n, t[=e]n, ten, G. zehnte, adj., tenth, n., a tithe, Icel. t[=i]und the tenth; tithe, Goth. ta[ i]hunda tenth. See {Ten}, and cf. {Tenth},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Small tithes — Tithe Tithe, n. [OE. tithe, tethe, properly an adj., tenth, AS. te[ o]?a the tenth; akin to ti[ e]n, t?n, t[=e]n, ten, G. zehnte, adj., tenth, n., a tithe, Icel. t[=i]und the tenth; tithe, Goth. ta[ i]hunda tenth. See {Ten}, and cf. {Tenth},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • small tithes — Praedial tithes, other than great tithes, and also mixed tithes and personal tithes …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Tithe — For the type of land division, see Tithing (country subdivision). The Tithe Pig, group by Derby Porcelain, c. 1770 A tithe ( …   Wikipedia

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