The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
A shallow dish or plate, usually made of some precious metal, in which the offerings of the people are received and placed on the Altar.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Alms Bason'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/a/alms-bason.html. 1901.