alms man


noun, plural almsmen.
a person supported by or receiving alms.
Archaic. a person who gives alms.

before 1000; Middle English almes man, Old English ælmesman; see alms, -man

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almsman (ˈɑːmzmən)
n , pl -men
archaic a person who gives or receives alms

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