alms box

noun
box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
Syn: ↑poor box, ↑mite box
Hypernyms: ↑box

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alms box,
British. a box kept in or just outside a church for alms.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • poor box — noun box for collecting alms, especially one in a church • Syn: ↑alms box, ↑mite box • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * noun Etymology: poor (II) : a box for alms for the poor; …   Useful english dictionary

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