Tenth (?), n. 1. The
next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others.
2. The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of
ten equal parts into which anything is divided.
3. The tenth part of annual produce, income,
increase, or the like; a tithe. Shak.
4. (Mus.) The interval between any tone and
the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between
one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the
5. pl. (Eng. Law) (a)
A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the
king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables
belonging to the subject. (b) (Eccl. Law)
The tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom,
formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now
forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne's Bounty.
Tenth (?), a. [From Ten: cf. OE.
tethe, AS. teó?a. See Ten, and cf.
Tithe.] 1. Next in order after the ninth;
coming after nine others.
2. Constituting or being one of ten equal parts
into which anything is divided.