Pronunciation: (tī'&thslash;ing), [key]
1. a tithe.
2. a giving or an exacting of tithes.
3. a grouping of men, originally 10 in number, for legal and security purposes in the Anglo-Saxon and Norman system of frankpledge.
4. a rural division in England, originally regarded as one tenth of a hundred, descended from this system.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.