teind

noun \ˈtēnd\

Definition of teind

plural

-s

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  tithe

  2. 2 :  the part of the estates of the Scottish laity that can be assessed for the stipend of the clergy of the established church

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Origin and Etymology of teind

Middle English tend, teind, from tende, tend, teind tenth; akin to Old High German zehanto tenth, Old Norse tīundi; Gothic taihunda, Greek dekatos; all from a prehistoric Indo-European adjective from the source of Old English tīen ten


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