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



    BrE BrE//taɪð//
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪð//
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  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 OriginOld 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