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almsman

[ahmz-muh n] /ˈɑmz mən/
noun, plural almsmen.
1.
a person supported by or receiving alms.
2.
Archaic. a person who gives alms.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English almes man, Old English ælmesman; see alms, -man
Usage note
See -man.
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almsman

/ˈɑːmzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(archaic) a person who gives or receives alms
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