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ALMS. In its most extensive sense, this comprehends every species of relief bestowed upon the poor, and, therefore, including all charities. In a more, limited sense, it signifies what is given by public authority for the relief of the poor. Shelford on Mortmain, 802, note (x); 1 Dougl. Election Cas. 370; 2 Id. 107; Heywood on Elections, 263.

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But, the smart kids hurriedly switch over to Japanese to seek alms once they encounter a group of Japanese tourists.
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Many years ago this alms giving was held at the Vipassana Bhavana Center at Wijerama Mawata, Colombo 7, where Madam Srimavo Bandaranaike personally participated on a number of occasions.
Residents said they wanted to collect alms and build a school in their area, but were upset when Houthi affiliates asked for it instead, Albhsh told the Yemen Times.
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The exhibition contains historical artefacts from the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle, which served as an alms house and soup kitchen to the poor and disadvantaged in the middle ages.
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At ADCB, we continue to actively encourage our customers to pay their alms, thus boosting compassion and sympathy as prominent communal values.
Egypt's top Muslim cleric Thursday urged the Muslims to offer their zakat or alms to the victims of devastating floods in Pakistan.