almsdeed

noun
alms·deed

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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