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Charity from members, we hear (4)


I believe the answer is:


'charity' is the definition.
(alms is a kind of charity)

'members we hear' is the wordplay.
'members' becomes 'arms' (arm is a kind of member).
'we hear' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'arms' sounds like 'ALMS'.

'from' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for alms that I've seen before include "Money given to poor people" , "Charitable giving" , "Old word for money given to the poor" , "Charity for poor" , "Relief for the poor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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