almoner

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noun al·mo·ner \ˈal-mə-nər, ˈä-mə-\

Definition of almoner

  1. 1 :  one who distributes alms

  2. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


ALMONER Defined for English Language Learners

almoner

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noun al·mo·ner \ˈal-mə-nər, ˈä-mə-\

Definition of almoner for English Language Learners

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


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almoner

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noun al·mon·er \ˈäm-ə-nər, ˈal-mə-\

Medical Definition of almoner

  1. British :  a social-service worker in a hospital


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