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Tithe

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Tithe

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1119

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A fraction of the harvest paid (before all other taxes) to the Roman Catholic Church for the maintenance of the clergy, poor relief, and to support services. In existence for almost a millennium, the weight of tithe varied, but generally it was between one-fifteenth and one-tenth. Often paid to higher and nonresident clergy, the tithe was an important subject of the cahiers de doléances, which often called for its revision or abolition.