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  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 almsgiving

Historical Examples

  • The principle is applied in succession to Almsgiving, to Prayer, to Fasting.

    Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

    John Monro Gibson

  • 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.