1 [mass noun] The practice of taking or paying a tithe: receipts from tithing range from $2.5 billion to $4.3 billion each year
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- In addition, many black families embrace the practice of tithing - contributing 10% of their incomes to the church.
- I mean, it's possible that tithing might go down.
- I do think tithing is important - giving a part of what you have back to the God that gave it to you in the first place, as acknowledgement of His blessings.
2 historical (In England) a group of ten householders who lived close together and were collectively responsible for each other’s behaviour.
- Even this was not the bottom of the ladder: for law enforcement the population was organized into groups of ten mutually responsible households or ‘tithings’.
- Under this arrangement, the men of each village were organized into ‘tithings ' and expected to answer for each other's good behaviour.
- One man in each tithing was senior to, and responsible for, the other nine, and he was called the tithingman.
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