/tuy"dhing/, n.
1. a tithe.
2. a giving or an exacting of tithes.
3. a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman system of frankpledge.
4. a rural division in England, originally regarded as one tenth of a hundred, descended from this system.
[bef. 950; ME; OE tigething. See TITHE, -ING1]

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  • tithing — In Western ecclesiastical law, the act of paying a percentage of one s income to further religious purposes. One of the political subdivisions of England that was composed of ten families who held freehold estates. Dictionary from West s… …   Law dictionary

  • tithing — [tīth′iŋ] n. [ME < OE teothung] 1. a levying or paying of tithes 2. TITHE 3. Historical in England, a unit of civil administration originally consisting of ten families …   English World dictionary

  • Tithing — Le tithing était, dans l Angleterre médiévale, une unité de mesure de superficie agraire, équivalent à 1/10 de hundred, ou 10 hides. Sur cette terre on prélevait une taxe, tithe, équivalente de la dîme. Cette terre était sous la responsabilité d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tithing — Tithe Tithe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tithed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tithing}.] [As. te[ o]?ian.] To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on. [1913 Webster] Ye tithe mint and rue. Luke xi. 42. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tithing — 1) Peace keeping group of variable size (most men over 12 years of age were enrolled in a tithing). (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 235) 2) Unit of ten or twelve village men mutually responsible for each other s… …   Medieval glossary

  • tithing —    an old English unit of land area equal to 1/10 hundred or 10 hides. Very roughly, the tithing was about 12 acres or a little less than 5 hectares …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • tithing — /tayflig/ Act of paying tithes. One of the civil divisions of England, being a portion of that greater division called a hundred. It was so called because ten freeholders with their families composed one. It is said that they were all knit… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tithing — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tēothung, from teogothian, tēothian to tithe, take one tenth Date: before 12th century a small administrative division preserved in parts of England apparently originally made up of ten men with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tithing — noun /ˈtʌɪðɪŋ/ A rural division of land, originally corresponding to ten households under the frank pledge system. See Also: tithe …   Wiktionary

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