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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
tithe
    n 1: a levy of one tenth of something
    2: an offering of a tenth part of some personal income
    v 1: exact a tithe from; "The church was tithed"
    2: levy a tithe on (produce or a crop); "The wool was tithed"
    3: pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church;
       "He tithed his income to the Church"
    4: pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church;
       "Although she left the church officially, she still tithes"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Tithe \Tithe\, a.
   Tenth. [Obs.]
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         Every tithe soul, 'mongst many thousand. --Shak.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Tithe \Tithe\, n. [OE. tithe, tethe, properly an adj., tenth,
   AS. te['o]?a the tenth; akin to ti['e]n, t?n, t[=e]n, ten, G.
   zehnte, adj., tenth, n., a tithe, Icel. t[imac]und the tenth;
   tithe, Goth. ta['i]hunda tenth. See Ten, and cf. Tenth,
   Teind.]
   1. A tenth; the tenth part of anything; specifically, the
      tenthpart of the increase arising from the profits of land
      and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in
      England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses.
      Almost all the tithes of England and Wales are commuted by
      law into rent charges.
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            The tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil.
                                                  --Neh. xiii.
                                                  5.
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   Note: Tithes are called personal when accuring from labor,
         art, trade, and navigation; predial, when issuing from
         the earth, as hay, wood, and fruit; and mixed, when
         accuring from beaste fed from the ground. --Blackstone.
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   2. Hence, a small part or proportion. --Bacon.
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   Great tithes, tithes of corn, hay, and wood.

   Mixed tithes, tithes of wool, milk, pigs, etc.

   Small tithes, personal and mixed tithes.

   Tithe commissioner, one of a board of officers appointed by
      the government for arranging propositions for commuting,
      or compounding for, tithes. [Eng.] --Simmonds.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Tithe \Tithe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tithed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tithing.] [As. te['o]?ian.]
   To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to
   pay tithes on.
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         Ye tithe mint and rue.                   --Luke xi. 42.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Tithe \Tithe\, v. i.
   Tp pay tithes. [R.] --Tusser.
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6. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Tithe
   a tenth of the produce of the earth consecrated and set apart
   for special purposes. The dedication of a tenth to God was
   recognized as a duty before the time of Moses. Abraham paid
   tithes to Melchizedek (Gen. 14:20; Heb. 7:6); and Jacob vowed
   unto the Lord and said, "Of all that thou shalt give me I will
   surely give the tenth unto thee."
   
     The first Mosaic law on this subject is recorded in Lev.
   27:30-32. Subsequent legislation regulated the destination of
   the tithes (Num. 18:21-24, 26-28; Deut. 12:5, 6, 11, 17; 14:22,
   23). The paying of the tithes was an important part of the
   Jewish religious worship. In the days of Hezekiah one of the
   first results of the reformation of religion was the eagerness
   with which the people brought in their tithes (2 Chr. 31:5, 6).
   The neglect of this duty was sternly rebuked by the prophets
   (Amos 4:4; Mal. 3:8-10). It cannot be affirmed that the Old
   Testament law of tithes is binding on the Christian Church,
   nevertheless the principle of this law remains, and is
   incorporated in the gospel (1 Cor. 9:13, 14); and if, as is the
   case, the motive that ought to prompt to liberality in the cause
   of religion and of the service of God be greater now than in Old
   Testament times, then Christians outght to go beyond the ancient
   Hebrew in consecrating both themselves and their substance to
   God.
   
     Every Jew was required by the Levitical law to pay three
   tithes of his property (1) one tithe for the Levites; (2) one
   for the use of the temple and the great feasts; and (3) one for
   the poor of the land.
   

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