alms

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alms

noun \ˈä(l)mz\

: money, clothes, food, and other things given to poor people

plural alms

Full Definition of ALMS

1
archaic :  charity
2
:  something (as money or food) given freely to relieve the poor
alms·giv·er \-ˌgi-vər\ noun
alms·giv·ing \-ˌgi-viŋ\ noun

Origin of ALMS

Middle English almesse, almes, from Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms, from Greek eleēmosynē pity, alms, from eleēmōn merciful, from eleos pity
First Known Use: before 12th century

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