teind

noun
\ ˈtēnd\
plural -s

Definition of teind

1 chiefly Scottish : tithe
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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History and Etymology for 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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