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tithing

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noun tith·ing \ˈtī-thiŋ\

Definition of tithing

  1. :  a small administrative division preserved in parts of England apparently originally made up of ten men with their families



Origin and Etymology of tithing

Middle English, from Old English tēothung, from teogothian, tēothian to tithe, take one tenth


First Known Use: before 12th century

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