tithing

noun
tith·​ing | \ ˈtī-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce tithing (audio) \

Definition of tithing

: a small administrative division preserved in parts of England apparently originally made up of ten men with their families

First Known Use of tithing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tithing

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

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“Tithing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tithing. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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