Tither \Tith"er\, n. 1. One who collects tithes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. One who pays tithes. [R.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • tither — (n.) late 14c., agent noun from TITHE (Cf. tithe) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tither — None of the much publicised dictionaries of Surnames offer this name at all. This is surprising as it clearly has the same origins as Titherington, a village and surname from the Cheshire region, and formerly part of the parish of Prestbury, but… …   Surnames reference

  • tither — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that pays tithes 2. one that collects or advocates the payment of tithes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tither — /tuy dheuhr/, n. 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. [1350 1400; ME; see TITHE, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tither — noun a) One who collects tithes. b) One who pays tithes …   Wiktionary

  • tither — n. tax collector who takes one tenth of citizens property or income (in order to support the Church) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tither — hitter …   Anagrams dictionary

  • tither — tith·er …   English syllables

  • tither — tith•er [[t]ˈtaɪ ðər[/t]] n. 1) a person who gives or pays tithes, as to a church 2) a person who collects tithes • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • tither — tithe (tīth) n. 1) a) A portion of one s annual income contributed voluntarily or due as a tax, especially a contribution of one tenth of one s income for the support of the clergy or church. b) The institution or obligation of paying tithes. 2)… …   Word Histories

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