• WordNet 3.6
    • n almsgiver a person who gives alms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Almsgiver A giver of alms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n almsgiver One who gives alms.
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In literature:

Almsgiving in Islam, 324.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Everywhere self-flagellation, almsgiving, prophetic ecstasies and trances, the scholars and the mob at one in joyous belief.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
As a rule, however, Freethinkers are not inclined to attach so much importance as Christians to organised almsgiving.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
They were not works of almsgiving.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Everywhere, the ragged people cluster, almsgiving becomes a prayer in the saline night.
"Eyeshine" by Paul Cameron Brown
Above all other works he esteemed almsgiving and charity.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
His gratitude shows itself in almsgiving.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Explain the Jewish custom in regard to the poor that made almsgiving a virtue.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Then come habitual almsgiving, the charitable endowment, and the modern charitable institution and association.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
He desired to serve God, and gave himself to almsgiving.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas

In news:

This year, your local food shelf really needs your almsgiving of food and donations.
Lent , of course, is a period of fasting, prayer and almsgiving, but for many Catholics, there's a fourth mark — spiritual reading to deepen their experience of 40 days in the desert.
There's no better liturgical season for reclaiming prudence than Lent, with its emphasis on prayer, fasting and almsgiving.