Money or goods given as charity to the poor. (noun-plural)
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Use "alms" in a sentence
"Justice is put before mercy, for we must not give that in alms which is wrongfully got, or with which our debts should be paid."
"In his statement, Wade also said that the giving of alms is required in Islam, the religion of more than 90 percent of Senegal's population."
"“Allah is all knowing;” 412 and they said, “We are thy two Scones of Bread, which thou gavest in alms to the asker and which were the cause of the cutting off of thy hands. 413 So praise thou Allah Almighty for that He hath restored to thee thy hands and thy child.”"