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'''Alms''' is relief, usually in monetary form, given to the poor.  Some [[religion]]s require the giving of alms and/or regard it as a [[sacrament]].
 
'''Alms''' is relief, usually in monetary form, given to the poor.  Some [[religion]]s require the giving of alms and/or regard it as a [[sacrament]].
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In period, alms were often seen as a form of [[largesse]] by the [[noblity]], similar to the giving of [[food]] to the poor.

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Alms is relief, usually in monetary form, given to the poor. Some religions require the giving of alms and/or regard it as a sacrament.

In period, alms were often seen as a form of largesse by the noblity, similar to the giving of food to the poor.