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almsgiver

[ahmz-giv-er]
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noun
  1. a person who gives alms.
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Origin of almsgiver

1625–35; alms + giver
Related formsalms·giv·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for almsgiver

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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