Tithe meaning

tīth
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.
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(archaic) Tenth.
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Any tax or levy.
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To pay a tithe of (one's produce, income, etc.)
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To pay a tithe.
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(archaic) A tenth.
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The tenth part 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. Concept originates in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament).
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A contribution to one's religious community or congregation of worship.
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A small part or proportion.

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To collect a tithe.
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(intransitive) To pay a tithe.
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To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth.
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The definition of a tithe is a tax, a small collection, or a tenth of your income given to a church.

An example of a tithe is an offering given at a service.

An example of a tithe is a promised pledge given to a Methodist church.

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To tithe means to pay an offering or a tax.

An example of tithe is to give a portion of your earnings each month to your church.

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A tax or assessment of one tenth.
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To pay (a portion of one's income) as a tithe.
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To levy a tithe on.
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To pay a tithe.
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To levy a tithe on or collect a tithe from.
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Origin of tithe

  • Middle English tithe consisting of a tenth part of one's goods or income from Old English tēotha tenth, tithe dekm̥ in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English tÄ“oþa (Old English underwent the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law, which resulted in the elimination of the nasal consonant from Germanic *tehunþ-). Compare Icelandic tíund.
    From Wiktionary