Complete Definition of "almoner"

English
Etymology
OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aumônier, fr. OF. almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See Alms.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /Ëæl.mÉ.nÉ/

Noun
en-noun

  1. one who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses;
  2. one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop

  1. 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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