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Offering the annual charity of the alms (2.5% of all savings)
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of alms for English Language Learners
: money, clothes, food, and other things given to poor people
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