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Tithe

Definition of Tithe

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Definition: A tithe is one-tenth part of one's income. Tithing, or giving a tithe, goes back to ancient times, even before Moses.

In the Bible, Mosaic law required that the Israelites give one-tenth of the produce of their land and livestock, the tithe, to support the Levitical priesthood (Leviticus 27:30-33). Today, many Christians donate a tithe, or ten percent of their income, to support their church, the pastor's needs, and missionary work.

Pronunciation: tieth

Example:

We tithe when the offering plate is passed in church.

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