noun alms·deed

Definition of almsdeed

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

  2. 2 obsolete :  habitual practice of giving alms

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Origin and Etymology of almsdeed

Middle English almesdede, from almes, almesse + dede deed

First Known Use: 12th century

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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