Variant of tithe
- one tenth of the annual produce of one's land or of one's annual income, paid as a tax or contribution to support a church or its clergy
- a tenth part
- any small part
- any tax or levy
Origin: Middle English from Old English teothe, contr. from teogotha, a tenth
- to pay a tithe of (one's produce, income, etc.)
- to levy a tithe on or collect a tithe from
Origin: ME tithen < OE teothian < the n.
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