something provided gratuitously to alleviate the poor as cash meals or clothes a present of charity
- cash or goods contributed to the bad
- Anything provided gratuitously to ease the indegent, as money, meals, or garments; a present of charity.
Charitable donations. Any types of relief bestowed upon poor people. What is written by general public expert for the relief associated with the bad.
(n. sing. & pl.) any such thing provided gratuitously to ease poor people, as cash, meals, or garments; a gift of charity.
To receive the pilgrim and supply him with alms was always considered the duty of every Christian: Charlemagne, indeed, made it a legal obligation to withhold neither roof, hearth, nor fire from them (Admon.