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Tithing


TI'THING, participle present tense Levying a tax on, to the amount of a tenth.

TI'THING, noun A decennary; a number or company of ten householders, who dwelling near each other, were sureties or free- pledges to the king for the good behavior of each other. The institution of tithings in England is ascribed to Alfred.