Definition of Tithing

1. n. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.



Definition of Tithing

1. Noun. A rural division of land, originally corresponding to ten households under the frank-pledge system. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of tithe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tithing

1. the act of levying tithes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tithing

1. 1. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe. "To take tithing of their blood and sweat." (Motley) 2. A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary. Origin: AS. Teoung. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tithing

titered
titering
titers
titfer
titfers
tith
tithable
tithe
tithe barn
tithed
tither
tithers
tithes
tithing (current term)
tithingman
tithingmen
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tithonia
tithonias
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tithonometers
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tithymals
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Literary usage of Tithing

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1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"Township and tithing. ยง 4. The tithing. A good example of this intricacy is afforded by the system of frankpledge. We have had to mention it when speaking ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"tithing, an old English subdivision of the population. It consisted of a company of about 10 households, one of the integral parts of a hundred (see SHIRF. ..."

3. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1902)
"... part of England the tithing is found to denote a personal group of ten or twelve individuals headed by a chief-pledge or tithing-man. ..."

4. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1889)
"AFFILIATED AND DIFFERENTIATED FORMS OF THE TOWNSHIP: THE tithing AND THE MANOR. ... These are the tithing, the manor, the parish, and the borough. ..."

5. The Ancient Laws of Wales: Viewed Especially in Regard to the Light They by Hubert Lewis (1889)
"THE tithing. Organization of the Hundred Court: its Control over Folk-land; ... Subordinate to the Hundred were the tithing and the Borh: two distinct ..."

6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"There, too, was the tithing-man. This great functionary was still chosen in the old way, and still attempted to carry out the duties ordered by law. ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1771)
"They had two forts of tithings, one called a town-tithing, and the other a rural tithing ... having lach a number of inhabitants as to make a tithing of ..."

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