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  • n. The act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The giving of alms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of giving alms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
  • n. making voluntary contributions to aid the poor

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