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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.]
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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]
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al•mon•er(ˈæl mə nər, ˈɑ mə-)
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]
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an official, as of a monastery, whose duty is to distribute charity or alms. — almonership, n.See also: Aid
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almoner(o.f.) [ˈɑːmənəʳ] N
1. (Hist) → limosnero m
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(dated Brit: in hospital) → Krankenhausfürsorger(in) m(f)
(old: = distributor of alms) → Almosenpfleger m
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