KJV Dictionary Definition: tithe


TITHE, n. The tenth part of any thing; but appropriately, the tenth part of the increase annually arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support. Tithes are personal, predial, or mixed; personal, when accruing from labor, art, trade and navigation; predial, when issuing from the earth, as hay, wood and fruit; and mixed, when accruing from beasts, which are fed from the ground.

TITHE, v.t. To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth.

When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase. Deut. 26.

Ye tithe mint and rue. Luke 11.

TITHE, v.i. To pay tithes.


TI'THED, pp. Taxed a tenth.


TI'THING, ppr. Levying a tax on, to the amount of a tenth.

TI'THING, n. 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.