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 & Sinners Douglas Hyde

Accordingly, one day he visited John the almsgiver, with his attendants, and peremptorily demanded his money.
The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16) Sabine Baring-Gould


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