disme

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French. Doublet of dime.

Noun[edit]

disme (plural dismes)

  1. (US, dated, 18th century) A dime minted in 1792.
  2. (obsolete) A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene 2
      Since the first sword was drawn about this question, Ev'ry tithe soul 'mongst many thousand dismes, Hath been as dear as Helen.
    • a. 1734, John Ayliffe, Parergon Juris Canonici Anglicani.
      The pope began to exercise his new rapines by a compliance with king Edward, in granting him two years’ disme from the clergy.
    • 1886, Christopher Saint German, The Doctor and Student:
      I have heard say, that a writ of right of dismes is given by the statute of Westm. 2, and that speaketh only of dismes, and not of pensions.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

disme

  1. a tenth; a tenth part; a tithe
    • late 14th C., John Gower, Confessio Amantis
      And thus the wars they beginne, Whereof the holy church is taxed, That in the point, as it is axed, The disme go'th to the battaile.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin decimus.

Adjective[edit]

disme m (oblique and nominative feminine singular disme)

  1. tenth (ordinal adjective)