tith·​ing ˈtī-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce tithing (audio)
: a small administrative division preserved in parts of England apparently originally made up of ten men with their families

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tithing was before the 12th century

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“Tithing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tithing. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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