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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tithe \Tithe\, verb (used without an object) Tp pay tithes. [R.] --Tusser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tithe \Tithe\, adjective Tenth. [Obs.]

Every tithe soul, 'mongst many thousand. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tithe \Tithe\, noun [OE. tithe, tethe, properly an adjective, tenth, AS. te['o]?a the tenth; akin to ti['e]n, t?n, t[=e]n, ten, G. zehnte, adjective, tenth, noun, a tithe, Icel. t[imac]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.

The tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil. --Neh. xiii. 5.

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.

2. Hence, a small part or proportion. --Bacon.

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tithe \Tithe\, verb (used with an object) [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.

Ye tithe mint and rue. --Luke xi. 42.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a levy of one tenth of something

2: an offering of a tenth part of some personal income


1: exact a tithe from; "The church was tithed"

2: levy a tithe on (produce or a crop); "The wool was tithed"

3: pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church; "He tithed his income to the Church"

4: pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church; "Although she left the church officially, she still tithes"

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