almshouse


alms·house

noun \-ˌhas\

: a building in which poor people were allowed to live for free

Full Definition of ALMSHOUSE

1
British :  a privately financed home for the poor
2
:  poorhouse

First Known Use of ALMSHOUSE

14th century

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