Tithe

Definition of Tithe

n.1.A tenth; the tenth part of anything; specifically, the tenthpart of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses. Almost all the tithes of England and Wales are commuted by law into rent charges.
The tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil.
- Neh. xiii. 5.
2.Hence, a small part or proportion.
Great tithes
tithes of corn, hay, and wood.
Mixed tithes
tithes of wool, milk, pigs, etc.
Small tithes
personal and mixed tithes.
Tithe commissioner
one of a board of officers appointed by the government for arranging propositions for commuting, or compounding for, tithes.
- Simmonds.
a.1.Tenth.
Every tithe soul, 'mongst many thousand.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on.
[imp. & p. p. Tithed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tithing.]
Ye tithe mint and rue.
- Luke xi. 42.
v. i.1.Tp pay tithes.

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