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freewill offering

a voluntary religious contribution made in addition to what may be expected or required.
Origin of freewill offering
1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Besides this, they were required to bring a freewill offering to God, every time they went up to the three great yearly festivals.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Nothing was asked, nothing would be asked, but "the freewill offering of a free people."

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