Meaning of alms

alms

Pronunciation: (ämz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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