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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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Related Words for almsgiving

generosity, charity, fund, philanthropy, endowment, donation, hospitality, kindness, goodness, largesse, benefaction, assistance, beneficence, dole, relief, alms, contribution, altruism, offering, hand

Examples from the Web for almsgiving

Historical Examples of almsgiving

  • 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.