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[ahmz-giv-er] /ˈɑmzˌgɪv ər/
a person who gives alms.
Origin of almsgiver
1625-35; alms + giver
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almsgiving, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The principle is applied in succession to almsgiving, to Prayer, to Fasting.

  • When he considered this, he was uneasy, because his habit of almsgiving could not well proceed.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • As he was always keeping the precept of almsgiving, he shared his opulence with the people.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • But almsgiving has another aspect, on which early writers insist with some fullness.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • Then once more, she saw his father with the broom—the almsgiving scene.

  • Charity, also, in its largest sense, is far wider than almsgiving.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • He has added some illustrations of positive duties, almsgiving, prayer, fasting.

  • All the money which her father gave her she employed in almsgiving.

    The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara) Armando Palacio Valds
  • Thus far his almsgiving had superior merits to that of other men.

    Froth Armando Palacio Valds
  • In his early years he was really devout and generous in almsgiving.

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