tithing

noun
tith·​ing | \ˈtī-t͟hiŋ \

Definition of tithing 

: a small administrative division preserved in parts of England apparently originally made up of ten men with their families

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Pastors are less likely than people in the pews to view tithing as a continuing biblical command. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 While 83 percent of churchgoers say tithing is a current requirement, 72 percent of pastors agree. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 Millennials are less likely to have cash on hand, so both churches incorporated text-to-give tithing and online debit and credit card options. Aaron Randle, kansascity, "How these churches brought millennials back to worship | The Kansas City Star," 10 Dec. 2017 That includes setting aside 10 percent for tithing. Greg Garrison, AL.com, "Does shelter require homeless women to attend megachurch and tithe?," 20 Oct. 2017 Teaching tithing is part of teaching how to manage a budget, Cooper said. Greg Garrison, AL.com, "Does shelter require homeless women to attend megachurch and tithe?," 20 Oct. 2017

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

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