Tithe

1. Tithe

is a levy, usually made as a voluntary contribution to an organisation. The word originates from Old English, literally meaning ‘one-tenth’. It referred a contribution that would be made by members of the public to the church in medieval times, either in money or in kind, such as agricultural goods. In modern times the term may also refer to a payment made to a non-religious organisation, such as a stewardship organisation.

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