eleemosynary

[ el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF eleemosynary

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Is it to the presidency of a board of visitors of an eleemosynary institution?

Who thinks of alms and eleemosynary as coming from the same Greek word?

Of the amount of the eleemosynary harvest, no intimation is to be found.

The case before the court is clearly that of an eleemosynary corporation.

We looked at it indifferently as he held it out with an eleemosynary gesture.

They act under the impression that eleemosynary good works possess the power of cancelling sin to an extent almost incredible.

What man would close to her the charitable institutions and eleemosynary establishments of the country?

No doubt latter settled in London with the employment of junior office-sweeper, and the capital of an eleemosynary half-crown.

I gave him an eleemosynary sixpence, as he told me he was getting on pretty well.

Eleemosynary, el-e-mos′i-nar-i, adj. relating to charity or almsgiving: dependent on charity: given in charity.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Medieval Latin eleemosynarius "pertaining to alms," from Late Latin eleemosyna "alms," from Greek eleemosyne "pity" (see alms).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ELEEMOSYNARY

charitable

adjectivegiving, generous
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