eleemosynar

noun

el·​ee·​mos·​y·​nar
ˌeləˈmäsᵊnə(r) also -lē(ə)ˈm- sometimes -äzᵊn-
plural -s
: one that distributes charity or doles out relief : almoner

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms + Latin -arius -ary, -ar (noun suffix)

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“Eleemosynar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eleemosynar. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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