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[ahmz-giv-er] /ˈɑmzˌgɪv ər/
a person who gives alms.
Origin of almsgiver
1625-35; alms + giver
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almsgiving, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She does evil with the easy, graceful air of an almsgiver distributing charity, and she does good with the stealth of a criminal!

    The Son of Clemenceau Alexandre (fils) Dumas
  • There was once a lady, and there never was such an almsgiver as she was.

  • Accordingly, one day he visited John the almsgiver, with his attendants, and peremptorily demanded his money.

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