Definitions For Tithing

Etymology 1

From {{af, en, tithe, -ing}}Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "tithing, n.2" Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1912. or {{inh, en, ang, tēoþung}} or tēoðung, from tēoða, , tithe#noun, tithe, n. + -ing#Etymology 3, -ing, forming patronymics & diminutives and tēoðian, , tithe#verb, tithe, v. + -ing#Etymology 1, -ung, forming verbal nouns.Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "tithing, n.1" Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1912.


TITHING (plural TITHINGs) A tithe or tenth in its various senses, (particularly): The tithe given as an offering to the church. The payment of tithes. The collection of tithes. (dialectal) Ten sheaves of wheat (originally set up as such for the tithe-proctor). (historical, law) A body of households (originally a tenth of a hundred or ten households) bound by frankpledge to collective responsibility and collective punishment, punishment for each other's behavior. (historical, law) A part of the hundred as a rural division of territory. (obsolete) decimation, decimation: the killing of every tenth person or (less often) the killing of every person except each tenth.


tenth See tenth and tithe oath-bound division of the hundred decenary, decime, frankpledge, fribourg

Derived terms

{{der3, en, tithing-barn }}

See also

oath-bound division of the hundred, adj. decenary oath-bound division of the hundred, leader See tithingman oath-bound division of the hundred, member See decenary


{{inflection of, en, tithe, , pres, part}}

Etymology 2

From tithe in the sense deriving from {{der, en, ang, tigþian, , to grant, concede}}.Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "† tithe, v.1" Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1912.


TITHING (plural TITHINGs) (obsolete) A reward, grant, or concession.



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