What does tithing mean?

Definitions for tithingˈtaɪ ðɪŋ

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  1. tithing(Noun)

    A rural division of land, originally corresponding to ten households under the frank-pledge system.

  2. Origin: teoþung.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tithing

    of Tithe

  2. Tithing(noun)

    the act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe

  3. Tithing(noun)

    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


  1. Tithing

    A tithing or tything was an historic English legal, administrative or territorial unit, originally one tenth of a hundred, and later a subdivision of a manor or civil parish. The term implies a grouping of ten households. The tithing's leader or spokesman was known as a tithingman. The term originated in the 10th century, when a tithing meant a group of ten adult males, each of whom was responsible for the other members' actions and behaviour in a system of frankpledge. It later came to be used in a wider range of legal, fiscal and estate-management contexts, sometimes applied to a grouping of householders and sometimes to an area of land. It continued to be found in some parts of rural England well into the 19th century. In Kent, and in parts of Surrey and Sussex, the equivalent term was a borgh, borow, or borough; and the equivalent to the tithingman was a borsholder, borough-holder or headborough.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tithing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tithing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Carson:

    I want a completely flat tax. ... I base it on the Bible on tithing. I think God's a pretty fair guy.

  2. Melissa Klein:

    We had three accounts, i have one account that’s labeled, ‘God’s money’ – our tithing. They just took it.

  3. Ben Carson:

    I think God's a pretty fair person, and he advocated a tithing system, there must be something inherently fair about proportionality.

  4. Ben Carson:

    Any manipulation of the tax system for whatever good reason, I just don't agree with, i want a completely flat tax. ... I base it on the Bible on tithing. I think God's a pretty fair guy.

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