What does almshouse mean?

almshouse meaning in General Dictionary

a home appropriated for utilization of the poor a poorhouse

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  • A house appropriated when it comes to utilization of the poor; a poorhouse.

almshouse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from alms + household (n.).


almshouse meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A property appropriated the utilization of the poor; a poorhouse.


Sentence Examples with the word almshouse

In 1596 Archbishop Whitgift founded the hospital or almshouse which bears his name, and remains in its picturesque brick buildings surrounding two quadrangles.

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