a person who gives alms.

Origin of almsgiver

1625–35; alms + giver
Related formsalms·giv·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for almsgiving

Historical Examples of almsgiving

  • 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.

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

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

    Lux Mundi


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