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almoner

Line breaks: al|mon¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmənə
 
, ˈalm-/

Definition of almoner in English:

noun

historical
An official distributor of alms.
Example sentences
  • He explains that once he recovered from the injury, he was captured by Spaniards, thrown in jail and then sent to Constantinople to be the almoner to the French Ambassador.
  • The former Royal Navy engineer was also an almoner for Beach Lodge for 26 years, which meant he visited sick members and Freemason widows.
  • Lodge almoner Donald Worsnop said it was interesting to visit the school and see the work being done with the children.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French aumonier, based on medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from eleemosyna 'alms' (see alms).

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