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al·mo·ner

 (ăl′mə-nər, ä′mə-)
n.
1. One who distributes alms.
2. Chiefly British A hospital social worker.

[Middle English aumoner, from Old French aumonier, from amosne, alms, from Late Latin eleēmosyna, alms; see alms.]

almoner

(ˈɑːmənə)
n
1. obsolete Brit a trained hospital social worker responsible for the welfare of patients
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
[C13: from Old French almosnier, from almosne alms, from Vulgar Latin alemosina (unattested), from Late Latin eleēmosyna; see alms]

al•mon•er

(ˈæl mə nər, ˈɑ mə-)

n.
1. a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, etc.
2. Brit. a social worker in a hospital.
[1250–1300; < Old French aumon(i)er « Late Latin eleēmosynārius eleemosynary]

almoner, almner

an official, as of a monastery, whose duty is to distribute charity or alms. — almonership, n.
See also: Aid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.almoner - an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patientsalmoner - an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
caseworker, social worker, welfare worker - someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
Translations

almoner

(o.f.) [ˈɑːmənəʳ] N
1. (Hist) → limosnero m
2. (Brit) (Med) → oficial mf de asistencia social (adscrito a un hospital)

almoner

n
(dated Brit: in hospital) → Krankenhausfürsorger(in) m(f)
(old: = distributor of alms) → Almosenpfleger m
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