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almsgiving Line breaks: alms|giv¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmzɡɪvɪŋ/

Definition of almsgiving in English:


[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
  • The growing alienation of the elites had turned poverty from an opportunity for the Christian virtue of almsgiving into a sign of moral failure.
  • He was in charge of the care of church property and almsgiving.
  • There are three traditional focuses for our Lenten observance and they are prayer, fasting and almsgiving.


Example sentences
  • He was a generous almsgiver.
  • He was an almsgiver with a firm determination to study Buddhist scriptures.
  • 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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