alms basin


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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