Collectivism can be imposed only upon slaves -- and then collectivism becomes the negation of humanity. Among a free people collectivism can come about only in the natural course of things, by force of circumstances: not by imposing it from above, but by a spontaneous movement from below, which springs forth freely and necessarily when the conditions of privileged individualism -- State politics, the codes of civil and criminal law, the juridical family and inheritance rights -- have been swept away by the Revolution. - Mikhail Bakunin, Letters to a Frenchman
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Eng. law. A right to the tenth part of the produce of, lands, the stocks upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants. These tithes are raised for the support of the clergy.
Fortunately, in the United States, the clergy can be supported by the zeal of the people for religion, and there are, no tithes.
Eng. law. Formerly a district containing ten men with their families. In each tithing there was a tithing man whose duty it was to keep the peace, as a constable now is bound to do.