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eleemosynary

adjective el·ee·mo·sy·nary \ˌe-li-ˈmä-sə-ˌner-ē, -ˈmō-; -ˈmä-zə-\

Definition of ELEEMOSYNARY

:  of, relating to, or supported by charity

Examples of ELEEMOSYNARY

  1. <used his vast fortune for establishing and funding a host of eleemosynary institutions>

Origin of ELEEMOSYNARY

Medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms — more at alms
First Known Use: circa 1616

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