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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One dependent on alms for support.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who depends on the receipt of alms, a beggar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A recipient of alms.
  • n. A giver of alms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person supported by charity or public provision.
  • n. A charitable person; a dispenser of alms. Becon.

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