from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An administrative division consisting of ten householders in the old English system of frankpledge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rural division of land, originally corresponding to ten households under the frank-pledge system.
- v. Present participle of tithe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.
- n. A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old English law, a decennary; a number or company of about ten householders, or one tenth of a hundred (which see), who, dwelling near each other, were regarded as constituting a distinct community for some purposes of civil order and police regulation, the several members being treated as sureties or free pledges to the king for the good behavior of each other.
- n. The act of levying or taking tithe; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.
- n. Tidings.
When our tithing is about buying nicer pews and brand new song books and a more elaborate lighting system – all while the world starves to death!
The principle of tithing is starting to develop and some of those funds are starting to be used for area migrant worker outreach or orphanages, but this seems to be in early stages.
Jackson Lears would add another explanation: tithing is like the moment the gambler lays his money down on the table — it “promises at least a fleeting opportunity to contact a realm where hope is alive,” he writes.
No. They give far less to non-church organizations, and church giving is often called tithing, which doesn't have to be used for charity, and is tax deductible.
Republicans think that the more money they make, the less they have an obligation to do any "tithing" - for the good of everybody.
And I think one of the things that I think will be provocative about this is that some people, despite very dire economic circumstances, insist on tithing, which is paying, you know, 10 percent of their earnings to the church.
I learned -- I just learned this -- oh, I don ` t know -- eight years ago, that the idea of tithing, the idea of giving at least 10 percent of everything you earn, giving it away.
Now, consider the taxes I pay on the gross royalties earned as well as the tithing, which is also paid on the gross royalties.
The latter sat in the gallery among the children with his long rod, called the tithing stick, with which he used to touch or correct any boy or girl who whispered in meeting, who fell asleep, or who misbehaved.
Resolved, That we have unabated confidence in the willingness and ability of the Confederate Government to enforce the act of Congress, known as the tithing act, so as to secure the rights of the people while it relieves the absolute wants of the Government.