Definition of eleemosynary in English:


Line breaks: ele|emo¦syn|ary
Pronunciation: /ˌɛlɪiːˈmɒsɪnəri
, -ˈmɒz-/


  • Relating to or dependent on charity; charitable.
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    • The state is not a stable eleemosynary institution.
    • What Becomes of the Real Property of an Eleemosynary Corporation upon Its Dissolution?


late 16th century (as a noun denoting a place where alms were distributed): from medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from late Latin eleemosyna 'alms', from Greek eleēmosunē 'compassion' (see alms).

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