Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scotland, a tithe. It is paid from the produce of land or cattle only. After the Reformation the whole teinds of Scotland were transferred to the crown, or to private individuals called
titulars, to whom they had been granted by the crown, or to feuars or renters from the church, or to the original founding patrons, or to colleges or pious institutions. By a succession of decrees and enactments these tithes were generally rendered redeemable at a fixed valuation, but the clergy have now no right to the teinds beyond a suitable provision, called a stipend; so that teinds may now be described as that part of the estates of the laity which is liable to be assessed for the stipend of the clergy of the established church.
- n. Scotland A tithe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A tithe.
- Compare Icelandic word. (Wiktionary)
“I fought the queen of elfland, song for song and saved my love from her unholy teind.”
“I never had to call gaaldine to say that I was definitely unexpectedly pregnant by a man who was about to be the Queen of Air and Darkness's teind.”
“Seen is nothing like that story, but "how did Faerie wind up having to pay a teind to Hell?" has been one of those questions that has been like a rock in my shoe since I first read Tam Lin.”
“Mr. R---- d of Bowland, a gentleman of landed property in the vale of Gala, was prosecuted for a very considerable sum, the accumulated arrears of teind (or tithe) for which he was said to be indebted to a noble family, the titulars (lay impropriators of the tithes.)”
“The Bischop of Murray, (then being Priour of Sanctandross, ) and his factouris, urgeid him for the teind thairof.”
“Mondays a sacred daysos Tuesdayand Wednesday, we are to be heard in the great teind case in presenceBut stayits frosty weather, and if you dont leave town, and that venison would keep till Thursday4”
“Nothing, however, is known of the religious beliefs and cults of these early peoples, except the fact that every seven years they made a human sacrifice to their god — 'And aye at every seven years they pay the teind to hell' — and that like the Khonds they stole children from the neighbouring races and brought them up to be the victims.”
“As already stated, King Alexander II. granted the teind of his duties of Auchterarder, and, by a subsequent charter, amongst other grants he confirmed the grant of these churches to Inchaffray.”
“King Alexander II., by charter, dated at Cluny, the 13th day of August, in the eleventh year of his reign (1227), granted to the Canons of the Abbey of Inchaffray the teind of his duties of Auchterarder to be drawn yearly by the hands of his tacksmen and bailies of Auchterarder.”
“The fairy tax, tithe, or teind, paid to Hell, is illustrated by old trials for witchcraft, in Scotland.”
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