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definition of the word alms

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From Old English ælmesse < Ancient Greek ἐλεημοσύνη (eleēmosynē, “alms”) < ἐλεέω (eleëō, “I have mercy”) < ἔλεος (eleos, “mercy”)

Singular
alms

Plural
alms

alms (plural alms)

  1. Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
    She gave $10 weekly to the poor as alms.
    Alms are distributed from the weekly collection for the purpose.


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