from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One dependent on alms for support.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun A recipient of alms.
  • noun rare A giver of alms.

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

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


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