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Meaning of tithing

tith•ing

Pronunciation: (tī'ing), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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