tithing penny


Definition of tithing penny

: a small customary duty traditionally paid under old English law:
a : one paid by the tenants of a manor to the lord
b : one paid by the lord of a manor at the hundred court
c : one paid by each tithing to the sheriff to defray court expenses

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“Tithing penny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tithing%20penny. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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