almoner

noun al·mo·ner \ ˈal-mə-nər , ˈä-mə- \

Definition of almoner

1 : one who distributes alms
2 British : a social-service worker in a hospital

Origin and Etymology of almoner

Middle English almoiner, from Anglo-French aumoner, almener, from aumone alms, from Late Latin eleemosyna


ALMONER Defined for English Language Learners

almoner

noun

Definition of almoner for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to help people in hospitals with their financial and social problems


Medical Dictionary

almoner

noun al·mon·er \ ˈäm-ə-nər , ˈal-mə- \

medical Definition of almoner

British
: a social-service worker in a hospital

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