A collection box, especially one in a church, for gifts of money or other articles towards the relief of the poor.
- 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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