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1tithe

verb \ˈth\
tithedtith·ing

Definition of TITHE

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

Origin of TITHE

Middle English, from Old English teogothian, from teogotha tenth
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

Rhymes with TITHE

2tithe

noun

: 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
:  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

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

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

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