tithing
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtʌɪðɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtaɪðɪŋ/
Noun

tithing (plural tithings)

  1. A tithe or tenth in its various senses, (particularly):
    1. The tithe given as an offering to the church.
    2. The payment of tithes.
    3. The collection of tithes.
  2. (dialectal) Ten sheaves of wheat (originally set up as such for the tithe-proctor).
  3. (historical, law) A body of households (originally a tenth of a hundred or ten households) bound by frankpledge to collective responsibility and punishment for each other's behavior.
  4. (historical, law) A part of the hundred as a rural division of territory.
  5. (obsolete) Decimation: the killing of every tenth person or (less often) the killing of every person except each tenth.
Synonyms Verb
  1. present participle of tithe#English|tithe
Noun

tithing (plural tithings)

  1. (obsolete) A reward, grant, or concession.



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