almsgiver


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almsgiver

(ˈɑːmzˌɡɪvə)
n
a person who gives alms
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Noun1.almsgiver - a person who gives almsalmsgiver - a person who gives alms    
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
References in classic literature ?
You are a great almsgiver," said the visitor, "and although you are said to be rich, I will venture to offer you something for your poor people; will you accept my offering?
The pontiff's almsgiver, Polish monsignor Konrad Krajewski, said he drives a van with 10 people to a beach near Rome for a dip in the sea, sunbathing and then pizza.
The poor as such became objects of mercy, and mercy toward them could aid the almsgiver in his pursuit of beatitude.
The words in Latin con-firm that the Apostolic or A Papal Blessing came direct from the Vatican Offices on the day 19/6/1989, and is signed by Oscar Rizzoto, Archbishop and Papal Almsgiver.
159) The symbolic-anagogical function of the images presented 'in a light acceptable to Christians' is also present in the writings of John of Thessalonika which were cited in the proceedings of the Seventh Eccumenical Council of 787 as well as in the theological treatises of Leontius, Bishop of Neapolis, who wrote the Life of John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria (7th century).