meaning of almoner

almoner meaning in General Dictionary

person who distributes alms esp the doles and alms of spiritual houses almshouses an such like in addition one that dispenses alms for the next since the almoner of a prince bishop etc

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  • an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and content requirements for the patients
  • one that distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious homes, almshouses, etc.; additionally, one who dispenses alms for another, whilst the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.

almoner meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"official distributor of alms on behalf of another," c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Old French almosnier (12c.; Modern French aum


almoner meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Person who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious homes, almshouses, etc.; in addition, person who dispenses alms for the next, since the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.


Sentence Examples with the word almoner

The office of hereditary grand almoner is now merely titular.

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