Part of speech: noun

The act of levying tithes.

Part of speech: noun

A tenth part.

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Usage examples "tithing":

  1. Among the Anglo- Saxons, England was divided into tithings, hundreds, and counties: there were county- courts, courts of hundred, and courts of tithing. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  2. The tithing- men are gone, and the deacons do not sit severe and conspicuous in the meeting- house, and the minister has not the air of a lord spiritual of the village; and the genius of modern times and the spirit of the age are entertained with full consciousness of what they are. - "From the Easy Chair, series 3", George William Curtis.
  3. More than one church in Brazil makes tithing obligatory upon its members. - "Brazilian Sketches", T. B. Ray.