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An administrative division consisting of ten householders in the old English system of frankpledge.
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1. (Historical Terms)
a. a tithe; tenth
b. the exacting or paying of tithes
2. (Historical Terms) a company of ten householders in the system of frankpledge
3. (Historical Terms) a rural division, originally regarded as a tenth of a hundred
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(ˈtaɪ ðɪŋ)

1. tithe.
2. (in frankpledge) a group of ten men and their families, considered for legal and security purposes.
[before 950]
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