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Definition of the noun almoner
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noun - plural: almoners
- an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
Alternative definition of the noun almoner
- one who distributes alms, especially the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses;
- one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop
- a title given to a royal officer charged with the duty of distributing alms or bounty on behalf of a monarch
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Mississippi Scenes (1992)
Notes on Literature and History by Elmo Howell
Almoner is a pleasant and surprising turn. The furtive but innocent meetings take place ...
The Lord High Almoner is a Prelate who has the disposing of the alms of the sovereign. ALMS: Relief given out of pity to the poor. In ecclesiastical language, the money collected during the Offertory. Alms should be collected every Sunday, ...
ALMONER is the name given originally to that member of a religions order who had the distribution of the money and other things set apart for alms, which, by canonical law, was to amount to at least a tenth of the revenues of the establishment ...
Chambers's Encyclopædia (1870)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People
ALMONER is the name given originally to that iwmber ...
chambers's encyclopedia (1874)
by william and robert
ALMONER is the name given originally to that member of a religious order who had the distribution of the money and other things set apart for alms, which, by canonical law, was to amount to at least a tenth of the revenues of the establishment ...
by John Jane Smith Wharton
The present Lord High Almoner is the Archbishop of York. ALMODARII, the lords of free manors, lords paramount. Old Records. ALMOIN, a tenure of lands by divine service. Antient Customs. ALMONARIUM, a kind of safe or cupboard, in which ...
by Ephraim Chambers
Under the lord almoner is a sub-almoner, a yeoman, and ...
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The almoner of St Paul's was to dispose of the monies left for charity, according to the appointment of the donors, to bury the poor who died in the neighbourhood, and to breed up 8 boys to finging, for the use of the choir. By an ancient canon, ...
by William Henry Overall
ALMONER, in its primitive sense, denoted an officer in religious houses, who distributed the alms. By an ancient canon all bishops are required to keep an almoner. The almoner of France (la grand aumotiicr) was the highest ecclesiastical ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
The Great Almoner, f/e Grand Aumonier,) of France, was the highest fcclcfutical dignity in that kingdom, before the resolution. To "him belonged the superintenden- cy of all hospitals and houses of lepers. The king received the sacrament from ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1M3O1N1E1R1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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