Definition of almsdeed

1 archaic : an act of giving alms this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds — Acts 9:36 (Authorized Version)
2 obsolete : habitual practice of giving alms

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First Known Use of almsdeed

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for almsdeed

Middle English almesdede, from almes, almesse + dede deed

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“Almsdeed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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