Associations to the word «Tithe»


TITHE, noun. (archaic) A tenth.
TITHE, noun. 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).
TITHE, noun. A contribution to one's religious community or congregation of worship.
TITHE, noun. A small part or proportion.
TITHE, adjective. (archaic) Tenth.
TITHE, verb. (transitive) To collect a tithe.
TITHE, verb. (intransitive) To pay a tithe.
TITHE, verb. (transitive) To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth.

Dictionary definition

TITHE, noun. A levy of one tenth of something.
TITHE, noun. An offering of a tenth part of some personal income.
TITHE, verb. Exact a tithe from; "The church was tithed".
TITHE, verb. Levy a tithe on (produce or a crop); "The wool was tithed".
TITHE, verb. Pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church; "He tithed his income to the Church".
TITHE, verb. Pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church; "Although she left the church officially, she still tithes".

Wise words

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