Definition of almshouse in English:

almshouse

Syllabification: alms·house
Pronunciation: /ˈä(l)mzˌhous
 
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noun

  • A house built originally by a charitable person or organization for poor people to live in.
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    • 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.

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