Definition of alms-deed in English:

alms-deed

noun

  • 1Originally: a charitable act. In later use specifically: an act of giving alms. Formerly also: †something given as alms, a charitable gift or offering (obsolete).

  • 2A good, kind, or praiseworthy deed; = "alms". Now historical and rare.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Vercelli Homilies. From alms + deed.

Pronunciation

alms-deed

/ˈɑːmzdiːd/