alms Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"alms" in British English

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almsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ɑːmz/ old use
clothing, ​food, or ​money that is given to ​poorpeople: In the past, ​peoplethought it was ​theirreligiousduty to give alms to the ​poor.
(Definition of alms from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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almsplural noun

 us   /ɑmz, ɑlmz/ old use
clothing, ​food, or ​money that is given to ​poorpeople
(Definition of alms from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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