Almsfolk

Alms´folk`

    (ạmz´fōk`)
n.1.Persons supported by alms; almsmen.
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In the early seventeenth century, these institutions housed almost three times more women than men, with 55 female almsfolk to a mere 19 males; this sort of data matches population studies done by David Souden, which show sex ratios in southwestern counties like Bath's Somerset were skewed dramatically towards women.
Charity Costumes of children, scholars; almsfolk, pensioners.