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Definition of the noun alms-giving

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  1. making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • alternative spelling: almsgiving
    • more generic words: gift / giving = the act of giving

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Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

glamour, magnetism, pizzazz, power charitable: alms-giving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, forgiving, generous, giving, humane, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, philanthropic, sympathetic, thoughtful charitable gift: benefaction, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Islam (2013)

by Ian Richard Netton

ALMS-GIVING References Bosch (1956), Bosworth (1996: ...

Google previewConcise Pāli-English Dictionary (1957)

by Ambalaṅgoḍa Polvattē Buddhadatta, A. P. Buddhadatta Mahāthera

gift; charity; alms; alms-giving. — katha, /. talk about charity. — gga, nt. a place where alms are given. — pati, to. master in liberality. — phala, nt. the fruit of munificence. — maya, a. consisting of giving alms.

Google previewA Dictionary of Religious Knowledge, for Popular and Professional Use (1885)

Comprising Full Information on Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Subjects. With Several Hundred Maps and Illustrations by Lyman Abbott, Thomas Jefferson Conant

Alma Alms-giving was rightly held in high honor among the Jews. The Mosaic law made special provision for the protection of the poor and the outcast, by requiring that portions should be left for them to glean from the produce of the field, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sri Lanka (2005)

by Charles A. Gunawardena

dana Alms-giving. Offering food, generally the midday meal, to monks is a common act of Buddhist piety.

Google previewSinhalese English Dictionary (1982)

by B. Clough

charity, alms-giving. <;«f©ic. Danwfla, corrupt form of $*9tC , Dansala, 8. ($td gift, ' tec. hall) publi place for distributing alms, alms house, n, Dana, ». knee; riches, wealth, property possessions; people, mankind; birth, ...

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