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

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The office of the almoner traditionally cares for the weak. Gaia Pianigiani, New York Times, "Pope Invites the Poor to the Circus, and Animal Activists Protest," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of almoner

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for almoner

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

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almoner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of almoner

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

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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