OED: [ad. med.L. eleemosynarius, f.
eleemosyna: see alms.] A. adj.
1. Of or pertaining to
alms or almsgiving; charitable. eleemosynary house, corporation, one
established for the distribution of alms, etc. 2. Dependent on or supported by alms. 3. Of the nature of alms;
given or done as an act of charity; gratuitous. b. Law. Given in ‘free alms'.
See almoign. † B. n. Obs. 1.
One who lives upon alms; a beggar. Also fig. 2. = almoner. rare. 3. = almonry [ad. med.L. eleemosynarium].
Random: 1. of or pertaining to alms,
charity, or charitable donations; charitable. 2. derived from or provided by
charity. 3. dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational
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