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almshouse

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noun alms·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Simple Definition of almshouse

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of almshouse

  1. 1 British :  a privately financed home for the poor

  2. 2 :  poorhouse

14th Century

First Known Use of almshouse

14th century

Rhymes with almshouse

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