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tithe

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noun \ˈtīth\

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 and Etymology of tithe

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


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tithe

verb

Definition of tithe

tithed

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tithing

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

  3. 2 :  to levy a tithe on

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

Origin and Etymology of tithe

Middle English, from Old English teogothian, from teogotha tenth


TITHE Defined for English Language Learners

tithe

noun

Definition of tithe for English Language Learners

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


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