Definition of almsgiver in English:



  • See almsgiving

    • ‘He was a generous almsgiver.’
    • ‘He caught the attention of Archbishop Hubert Walter by 1195, and through him became confessor and alms-giver to King John from 1204 to 1207.’
    • ‘He was an almsgiver with a firm determination to study Buddhist scriptures.’
    • ‘These good souls are clearly survivals from the alms-givers of the medieval Church.’
    • ‘Unlike the almsgivers of past times to whom suffering was suffering and to be alleviated however it had been incurred, these men are stern moralists.’
    benefactor, benefactress, humanitarian, patron, patroness, donor, contributor, giver, sponsor, backer, helper, altruist, good samaritan
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