Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An act of charity; a charitable deed. Acts ix. 36.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An act of charity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The giving of alms; an act of charity, a good work.

Etymologies

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From alms +‎ deed.

Examples

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  • A comfortable conscience balm's creed

    Holds charity nurtures harm's seed:

    Don't coddle the poor

    But give them a cure

    By nobly withholding almsdeed.

    October 18, 2016