Definition for Alms

alms, n. [OE ├Žlmysse < Gk eleos, mercy, compassion.] (webplay: England, people, to ask an alms).

  1. Donation; contribution; freewill offering; financial aid for the needy; gratuitous gift for the poor; (see Acts 3:2-3); [fig.] kindness; favor; blessing; service.
  2. Petition; appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication; request for a favor.

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