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  • Alms

    money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms. Contemporary Examples Another piece might cause people to come up short is an elaborate green Burmese Buddhist alms bowl on a stand covered in gold. Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In […]

  • Almsgiver

    a person who gives alms. Historical Examples She does evil with the easy, graceful air of an almsgiver distributing charity, and she does good with the stealth of a criminal! The Son of Clemenceau Alexandre (fils) Dumas There was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was. Legends of Saints […]

  • Almshouse

    a house endowed by private charity for the reception and support of the aged or infirm poor. (formerly) a poorhouse. Historical Examples It is not fitting that while I am possessed of abundant means you should longer remain the tenant of an almshouse. Paul Prescott’s Charge Horatio Alger A few years later Charterhouse was converted […]

  • Almsman

    a person supported by or receiving alms. Archaic. a person who gives alms. noun (pl) -men (archaic) a person who gives or receives alms

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