Definition of poor box in English:

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poor box

noun

historical
A collection box, especially one in a church, for gifts of money or other articles towards the relief of the poor.
Example sentences
  • Returning at dawn I slipped into the church and stuffed the stolen money back into the poor box.
  • It will not manage money collected under the poor box system, which is controlled locally at the direction of the judge.
  • You did the same thing when you put that money in the poor box and had your priest say Bernie's name in the Veteran's Day Mass.

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