Definition of tithe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tithe

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//taɪð//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪð//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1(in the past) a tenth of the goods that somebody produced or the money that they earned, that was paid as a tax to support the Church
  2. 2(in some Christian Churches today) a tenth of a person’s income, that they give to the Church
  3. Word Origin Old English tēotha (adjective in the ordinal sense ‘tenth’, used in a specialized sense as a noun), tēothian (verb).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tithe