Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Tithes; tenths.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. Tenths or tithes. The tenth part of the annual profit of each llving, payable formerly to the 'pope. There were several valuations made of these livings at different times. The de-cimœ (tenths) were appropriated to the crown, and a new valuation established, by 26 Hen. VIII., c. 3. 1 Bl. Comm. 284. See Tithes.