tithe
I. verb (tithed; tithing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English teogothian, from teogotha tenth Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to pay or give a tenth part of especially for the support of the church 2. to levy a tithe on intransitive verb to give a tenth of one's income as a tithe II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English teogotha tenth; akin to Middle Low German tegede tenth, Old English tīen ten — more at ten Date: before 12th century 1. a tenth part of something paid as a voluntary contribution or as a tax especially for the support of a religious establishment 2. the obligation represented by individual tithes 3. tenth; broadly a small part 4. a small tax or levy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , (to the amount of one tenth)


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  • 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tithe — [tīth] n. [ME < OE teothe, contr. < teogotha, a TENTH] 1. one tenth of the annual produce of one s land or of one s annual income, paid as a tax or contribution to support a church or its clergy 2. a) a tenth part b) any small part 3. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Tithe — Tithe, a. Tenth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Every tithe soul, mongst many thousand. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tithe — Tithe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tithed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tithing}.] [As. te[ o]?ian.] To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on. [1913 Webster] Ye tithe mint and rue. Luke xi. 42. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tithe — index tax, toll (tax) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 tithe …   Law dictionary

  • Tithe — Tithe, v. i. Tp pay tithes. [R.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tithe — [taıð] n [: Old English; Origin: teogotha tenth ] 1.) a particular amount that some Christians give to their church 2.) a tax paid to the church in the past >tithe v [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tithe — ► NOUN 1) one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy. 2) archaic a tenth of a specified thing. ► VERB ▪ subject to or pay as a tithe. ORIGIN Old English, «tenth» …   English terms dictionary

  • tithe — [ taıð ] noun count a tax that people paid to the church in the past a. a particular amount of money that members of some Christian churches give to the church …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

  • TITHE — General The rendering of tithes of property for sacral purposes was common all over the ancient Near East, though well documented and first hand evidence concerning tithes comes mainly from Mesopotamia (ešrû/eširtu; cf. Dandamaev, in bibl.).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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