almshouse

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noun alms·house \-ˌhau̇s\

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


ALMSHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

almshouse

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noun alms·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of almshouse for English Language Learners

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


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