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eleemosynary


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eleemosynary  \El`ee*mos"y*na*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Eleemosynaries}. 
  One  who  subsists  on  charity;  a  dependent.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eleemosynary  \El`ee*mos"y*na*ry\  (?;  277),  a.  [LL. 
  eleemosynarius,  fr  eleemosyna  alms,  Gr  ?  alms.  See  {Alms}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  charity,  alms,  or  almsgiving;  intended  for  the 
  distribution  of  charity;  as  an  eleemosynary  corporation. 
 
  2.  Given  in  charity  or  alms;  having  the  nature  of  alms;  as 
  eleemosynary  assistance.  ``Eleemosynary  cures.''  --Boyle. 
 
  3.  Supported  by  charity;  as  eleemosynary  poor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eleemosynary 
  adj  :  generous  in  assistance  to  the  poor;  "a  benevolent 
  contributor";  "eleemosynary  relief";  "philanthropic 
  contributions"  [syn:  {beneficent},  {benevolent},  {philanthropic}] 




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