Definition Of alms


(in historical contexts) money or food given to poor people.

Setting the tone for the rest of the journey, the queen made public appearances and distributed alms to the poor.

Example Of alms

  • A person who has found money must give half of it as alms or he will lose more than what he found.

  • But as soon as he went away, Ravana appeared in the form of a monk begging for alms .

  • Gifts of alms are for charitable purposes and not the institutional needs of the temple.

  • He had been handing out alms to starving refugee children.

  • However, our lesson also states showing mercy by giving alms and earnestly praying elicits God's reward.

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