making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
Syn: ↑alms-giving
Hypernyms: ↑giving, ↑gift

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
: the giving of alms especially as an habitual practice

remarkably generous in his almsgiving

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almsˈgiving noun
The act of making charitable donations
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Main Entry:alms

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  • almsgiving — noun see alms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • almsgiving — noun The act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity …   Wiktionary

  • almsgiving — n. act of donating alms, giving of charitable donations …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Alms and Almsgiving — • Any material favour done to assist the needy, and prompted by charity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alms and Almsgiving     Alms and Almsgiving      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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