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TITHES, Eng. law. A right to the tenth part of the produce of, lands, the stocks upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants. These tithes are raised for the support of the clergy.
     2. Fortunately, in the United States, the clergy can be supported by the zeal of the people for religion, and there are, no tithes. Vide Cruise, Dig. tit. 22; Ayliffe's Parerg. 504.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Aora, who might be described as his prime minister and treasurer, had received the tithes as fast as they were paid over, and filled them into large, fine-netted bags of coconut sennit.
I did not study a tithe as much as I had studied in the past.
And yet, it may stand for something with those for whom these pale reflections have a tithe of the charm that the real man had for me; and it is to leave such persons thinking yet a little better of him
for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.' "
Einion Gruffudd, Cynefin project manager, said: "Tithe Maps were made after a parliamentary act in 1836 to enable people to pay tithes [taxes to the church], which were 10% of their produce, with money rather than produce.
Tithes were levies usually paid on crops and other agricultural produce.
Because along with paying their tithes, members of this congregation are quite faithful when it comes to a far more secular ritual--paying off their debts.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.' But the tax collector ...
Ingle provides an account of Quakerism's universally acknowledged aspects - opposition to tithes and oaths, millenarianism, "inner light," pacifism, refusal of "hat honour," and insistence on "thou" rather than "you." Especially interesting, however, is his overview of the Quakers as a factious sect that, at any time during its formative years, encompassed many competing ideologies.
Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad also contributed tithes amounting to RM300,000 to the MAF Veterans Foundation.
Financial offerings are what we give above and beyond our tithes. Gifts to the church, money we put in the offering plate, donations to church causes and gifts to your nephew's mission trip can all be considered offerings.
United action taken by local people in the 1840s, toll gates were abolished; * Church tithes. Following a massive demonstration by farmers in Hyde Park in 1933 supported by many local acts of defiance, tithes were progressively abolished; * Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire.