poor box


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poor box

n.
A box, such as one to be found in a church, used for collecting alms.

poor box

n
1. (Social Welfare) a box, esp one in a church, used for the collection of alms or money for the poor

poor′ box`


n.
a box, esp. in a church, into which contributions for the poor can be dropped.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poor box - box for collecting alms, especially one in a churchpoor box - box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
Translations

poor box

ncassetta per i poveri
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At the most basic form, and probably the commonest type of traditional charity, some churches had bread cupboards and a poor box, for donations to the poor.