noun (plural almonries)
A building or place where alms were formerly distributed.
More example sentences
- Imagine the annoyance of the Abbot of St Augustine at having his new almonry snatched out of his hands.
- Next, Sir Lancelot told the adventures of the Graal which he had seen, and this likewise was written and placed with the other in almonries at Salisbury.
- An unbroken list of masters of the almonry school exists dating from the fourteenth century until 1538 when the monastery was dissolved.
late Middle English: from Old French au(l)mosnerie, from medieval Latin eleemosynarius (see almoner).
Definition of almonry in:
- The US English dictionary