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Dorcas (dôr´kəs) or Tabitha (tăb´Ĭthə) [Gr. Dorcas and Aramaic Tabitha=gazelle], in the Acts of the Apostles, Christian woman of Joppa whom St. Peter raised from the dead. She made clothes for the poor.

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Dorcas name of a woman in Acts 9:36, described as ‘full of good works and almsdeeds which she did’, after whom the Dorcas society of women in a church whose aim is to make and provide clothing for the poor is named.