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almsman

[ ahmz-muhn ]
/ ˈɑmz mən /
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noun, plural alms·men.

a person supported by or receiving alms.
Archaic. a person who gives alms.

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Origin of almsman

before 1000; Middle English almes man,Old English ælmesman;see alms, -man

usage note for almsman

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for almsman

almsman
/ (ˈɑːmzmən) /

noun plural -men

archaic a person who gives or receives alms
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