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Dorcas society

noun
  1. a society of women of a church whose work it is to provide clothing for the poor.
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Origin of Dorcas society

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Dorcas
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British Dictionary definitions for dorcas society

Dorcas society

noun
  1. a Christian charitable society for women with the aim of providing clothes for the poor
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