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almshouse

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmzhaʊs
 
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Definition of almshouse in English:

noun

A house founded by charity, offering accommodation for poor people.
Example sentences
  • Most of their income went on schools, almshouses, and the poor, and their charity attracted so many beggars that there was bad feeling in the village.
  • Salt built for his huge workforce a Congregational Church, 45 almshouses, 850 houses, plus schools, a hospital, library and bath houses - all neatly laid out in a grid.
  • Rev Ruth Scott, a mother of two, works as a part-time chaplain in Richmond Church Charity's seven almshouses.

Words that rhyme with almshouse

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