almsgiver
noun see alms

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Almsgiver — Alms giv er ([add]mz g[i^]v [ e]r), n. A giver of alms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almsgiver — index contributor (giver), donor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • almsgiver — almsgiving, n. /ahmz giv euhr/, n. a person who gives alms. [1625 35; ALMS + GIVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • almsgiver — Synonyms and related words: Maecenas, Robin Hood, Santa Claus, almoner, angel, assignor, awarder, backer, benevolist, bestower, cheerful giver, conferrer, consignor, contributor, do gooder, donator, donor, fairy godmother, feoffor, financer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • almsgiver — n. one who donates alms, one who gives charitable donations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • almsgiver — noun a person who gives alms • Hypernyms: ↑donor, ↑giver, ↑presenter, ↑bestower, ↑conferrer * * * almsgiving, n. /ahmz giv euhr/, n. a person who gives alms. [1625 35; …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. John the Almsgiver —     St. John the Almsgiver     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. John the Almsgiver     (JOANNES ELEEMOSYNARIUS; JOANNES MISERICORS).     Patriarch of Alexandria (606 16), b. at Amathus in Cyprus about 550; d. there, 616. He was the son of one… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John the Almsgiver, Saint — • Also called John Eleemosynarius. Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 616 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John The Almsgiver —    Patriarch of Alexandria (qq.v.) from 610 619; saint. He was a native of Cyprus (q.v.) and a simple layman before he was elevated to the rank of patriarch. He was renowned for his support of Orthodoxy (q.v.) against Monophysitism (q.v.), as… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Philaretos the Almsgiver —    The vita (q.v.) of this saint, who died in 792, is important for what it reveals about conditions in northeastern Asia Minor (q.v.) in the eighth century, particularly about the destructive effects ofArab raids and the encroachments of… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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