tithe

Part of speech: verb

To tax.

Part of speech: noun

A tax of one- tenth; the tenth part of anything.

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Usage examples "tithe":

  1. Had she been a tithe younger and her brother a mature man, it would have been different. - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  2. In truth there is no need to ascribe to her very great riches, considering that the tithe of her wealth may still be seen even to this time by any one who desires it: for Rhodopis wished to leave behind her a memorial of herself in Hellas, namely to cause a thing to be made such as happens not to have been thought of or dedicated in a temple by any besides, and to dedicate this at Delphi as a memorial of herself. - "The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2)", Herodotus.
  3. The more active magistrates, as well as the tithe- owners and clergy, were made the special objects of this cowardly system of intimidation. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.