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definition of the word almoner

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

Singular
almoner

Plural
almoners

almoner (plural almoners)

  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
  3. 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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