Definition of Almsgiving

1. Noun. Making voluntary contributions to aid the poor.

Exact synonyms: Alms-giving
Generic synonyms: Gift, Giving



Definition of Almsgiving

1. n. The giving of alms.

Definition of Almsgiving

1. Noun. The act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity. ¹

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Definition of Almsgiving

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Almsgiving

almous
almoxatone
almries
almry
alms
alms-giving
alms box
alms dish
alms tray
almsdeed
almsdeeds
almsfolk
almsfolks
almsgiver
almsgivers
almsgiving (current term)
almsgivings
almshouse
almshouses
almsman
almsmen
almswoman
almswomen
almucantar
almucantars
almuce
almuces
almud
almude
almudes

Literary usage of Almsgiving

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1. Elements of Moral Philosophy by Jasper Adams (1837)
"I do not mean to say, or to imply, that in the times to which I refer, there was not much very active and very wise almsgiving. But I do mean to say, ..."

2. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Now the motive of almsgiving is to succour one in need. Hence some define almsgiving : " A work whereby something is given to one in need, out of compassion ..."

3. Fetich in Theology: Or Doctrinalism Twin to Ritualism by John Miller (1922)
"almsgiving has either of two motives,—either, first, benevolence, or second, a desire of gain. almsgiving, as benevolence, is itself of the very nature of ..."

4. Palestine in the Time of Christ by Edmond Stapfer (1886)
"almsgiving. Laws in the Pentateuch relating to Purity. ... Various Sorts of almsgiving. PURIFICATIONS. EASTERN nations, living as they do under a burning ..."

5. The Elimination of the Tramp by the Introduction Into America of the Labour by Edmond Kelly (1908)
"CHAPTER VI INDISCRIMINATE almsgiving, AND CONCLUSION AT the risk of wearisome repetition, a final ** word must be said on the subject of almsgiving. ..."

6. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"Their devotion to the cause of the poor: expiation for the sins of the rich gives rise to public almsgiving. — Their zeal for the liberation of slaves; ..."

7. Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion by Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1892)
"In later Hebrew the word Tsedakah acquired a more specific meaning, and is commonly translated "almsgiving;" but if this translation be kept, ..."

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