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almoner


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Almoner  \Al"mon*er\,  n.  [OE.  aumener  aulmener  OF  almosnier 
  aumosnier  F.  aum[^o]nier,  fr  OF  almosne  alms,  L. 
  eleemosyna  See  {Alms}.] 
  One  who  distributes  alms,  esp.  the  doles  and  alms  of 
  religious  houses,  almshouses  etc.;  also  one  who  dispenses 
  alms  for  another,  as  the  almoner  of  a  prince,  bishop,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  almoner 
  n  :  an  official  in  a  British  hospital  who  looks  after  the  social 
  and  material  needs  of  the  patients  [syn:  {medical  social 
  worker}] 




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