tithe-gatherer love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who collects tithes.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He pays the landowner his rent, the labourer his wages, the tax and tithe-gatherer their claims, and keeps a large, indeed, the largest, and a constantly augmenting share of the annual produce of labour for himself.

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • That, Sir George explained, was a familiar trick to play upon the tithe-gatherer, who could not budge beyond the phrasing of his warrant.

    The Romance of a Pro-Consul

  • The clause requiring all things to be held in common was destructive of the most powerful stimulus that urges man to labor; the semblance of mercy which forbade war upon the savages often held the hand of the settler when raised in self-defence; and the church establishment, forced by the arm of the law upon reckless adventurers, made religion a hated bondage and the tithe-gatherer more odious than the author of evil.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 10

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.