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.
To dream that you are giving alms
, is a good omen
. To dream that you are giving alms unwillingly
, signifies the coming of evil