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almsgiving

Line breaks: alms|giv¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmzɡɪvɪŋ
 
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Definition of almsgiving in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In historical or religious contexts) the practice of giving money or food to poor people: benevolence in the form of almsgiving was encouraged
More example sentences
  • On the other hand, Jesus points out that if believers faithfully practice almsgiving, prayer, and fasting then an unstated heavenly reward awaits them.
  • They forgot that God was actually the beginning and end of all their prayer, fasting and almsgiving - and began to see the world revolving round themselves.
  • He was a regular observer of religious rites, took great pains to secure decorum in the services of the church, and was generous in almsgiving both within his empire and without.

Derivatives

almsgiver

1
noun
Example sentences
  • He caught the attention of Archbishop Hubert Walter by 1195, and through him became confessor and alms-giver to King John from 1204 to 1207.
  • These good souls are clearly survivals from the alms-givers of the medieval Church.
  • Unlike the almsgivers of past times to whom suffering was suffering and to be alleviated however it had been incurred, these men are stern moralists.

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