tithing

grouping of ten or twelve households mutually responsible for communal behaviour (R 170)
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Tithing

A tithing or tything was an historic English legal, administrative or territorial unit, originally one tenth of a hundred, and later a subdivision of a manor or civil parish. The term implies a grouping of ten households (Scandinavian: ten = ti, assembly = thing). The tithing`s leader or spokesman was known as a tithingman. ==History== The term o....
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Tithing

• (n.) A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tithe • (n.) The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.
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tithing

(from the article `frankpledge`) ...be in frankpledge, generally an association of 12, or in tithing, an association of 10 householders. Frankpledge existed more commonly in the area ... ...frankpledge required all adult males to be responsible for the good conduct of each other and to band together for their community`s protection. ......
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tithing

1. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe. 'To take tithing of their blood and sweat.' (Motley) ... 2. A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary. ... Origin: AS. Teoung. ... Source: Websters Dic...
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Tithing

Tith'ing noun [ Anglo-Saxon te├│...ung .] 1. The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe. « To take tithing of their blood and sweat.» Motley. 2. (O. Eng. Law) A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling...
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Tithing

Eng. law. Formerly a district containing ten men with their families. In each tithing there was a tithing man whose duty it was to keep the peace, as a constable now is bound to do.
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tithing

grouping of ten or twelve households mutually responsible for communal behaviour (R 170)
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Tithing

In old English law, tithing was a group of ten householders and their dependents regarded as acting together for purposes of ensuring peace and good behaviour under a system of frankpledge. The individual members of a tithing were held as surety for the good conduct of the others. The chief of the unit was known as the tithing-man, a title which su...
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