alms basin

noun

Definition of alms basin

: a large plate on which the total offering received at a church service is presented at the altar

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First Known Use of alms basin

1584, in the meaning defined above

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“Alms basin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alms%20basin. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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