Definition of eleemosynary in English:

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eleemosynary

Pronunciation: /ˌɛlɪiːˈmɒsɪnəri/
/ˌɛlɪiːˈmɒzɪnəri/

adjective

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

Origin

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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