\tˈa͡ɪðz], \tˈaɪðz], \t_ˈaɪ_ð_z]\
Definitions of TITHES
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[A.S.] Anciently payable: Prandial [L.], of things arising immediately out of the ground : grain, fruits, herbs. Mixed, of things nourished by the earth : colts, calves, pigs, lambs, chickens, milk, cheese, eggs. Personal, of profits arising from labour and trade. Great tithes are of corn, hay, wood ; Small Tithes, of the other praedial Tithes, together with mixed and personal. Modus decimandi, or Modus, is a local special manner of tithing, e.g. a sum of money paid annually per acre, or a less amount given in tithe, and part in labour, etc. Composition [L.], the purchasing, by a single sum, of exemption from tithe. Commutation (q.v.), an exchanging of tithes for a rentcharge.
By Henry Percy Smith