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TEINDS, Scotch Law. That liquid proportion of the rents or goods of the people, which is due to churchmen for performing divine service, or exercising the other spiritual functions proper to their several offices. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. B. 2, t. 10, s. 2. See Tithes.

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Through his painstaking examination of particular dabhach, Ross confirms the theory promoted by Simon Taylor that when the parish formally emerged in Scotland as the area 'within the jurisdiction of a baptismal church' with the right to teinds, its bounds were determined by the existing assessment units.