Alms

Definition of Alms

Pronunciation: ạmz
n. sing. &1.Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity.
A devout man . . . which gave much alms to the people.
- Acts x. 2.
Alms are but the vehicles of prayer.
- Dryden.
Tenure by free alms
See Frankalmoign.
- Blackstone.

Related Words

alms-giving, almsgiving, charity
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