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tithe

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verb \ˈtīth\

Definition of tithe

tithedtith·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pay or give a tenth part of especially for the support of the church

  3. 2 :  to levy a tithe on

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to give a tenth of one's income as a tithe



Origin of tithe

Middle English, from Old English teogothian, from teogotha tenth


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with tithe


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tithe

noun

Simple Definition of tithe

  • : an amount of money that a person gives to a church which is usually equal to 1/10 of that person's income

Full Definition of tithe

  1. 1 :  a tenth part of something paid as a voluntary contribution or as a tax especially for the support of a religious establishment

  2. 2 :  the obligation represented by individual tithes

  3. 3 :  tenth; broadly :  a small part

  4. 4 :  a small tax or levy

Origin of tithe

Middle English, from Old English teogotha tenth; akin to Middle Low German tegede tenth, Old English tīen ten — more at ten


First Known Use: before 12th century


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