- a person who gives alms.
Origin of almsgiver
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Examples from the Web for almsgiver
There was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was.Legends of Saints & Sinners
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)
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