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English definition of “alms”

alms

noun [plural] uk   /ɑːmz/ old use us  
clothing, food, or money that is given to poor people: In the past, people thought it was their religious duty to give alms to the poor.Gifts in the form of moneyPresents and giftsCharity organizationsGenerous and charitableHelping and co-operating
(Definition of alms from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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