Definition of Alms-giving
1. Noun. Making voluntary contributions to aid the poor.
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Literary usage of Alms-giving
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"The extra burden of the large and average taxpayer is alms-giving.—The relief of the small taxpayer is a levy of alms.—III. Possible compensation in the ..."
2. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... of Word Charity—Ignominious Alms-Giving or Proffer not Tolerated—Original Prytaneum—Essenes ate in Common at Temple of ..."
3. Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland: With the Continuations by by Ingulph, Peter (1908)
"So much did he devote himself to alms-giving to the needy, that he was called the " Father of the poor;" and so great was his authority with the multitude, ..."
4. Sources of the Synoptic Gospels by Carl Safford Patton, ( (1915)
"ABOUT alms-giving (Mt vi, 1-4) Dr. Robinson, in his Study of the Gospels,1 maintains, quite correctly, that Matthew's chap, vi breaks the connection in his ..."