Almeida’s disease Al·mei·da’s disease (äl-mā’dəz)
a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, a monastery, etc. British. a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient’s treatment. a social worker in a hospital. Historical Examples These views plainly argue that in relation to the supply of gladness, […]
- Almoner’s cupboard
. a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.
the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed. Historical Examples The almonry was not merely “within the precincts of the abbey,” it was actually a part of the abbey. Notes & Queries, No. 38, Saturday, July 20, 1850 Various He increased the allowances to the kitchen, cellars, and almonry. Bell’s Cathedrals: The […]
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147. Historical Examples Finally he retired to the Almoravid court at Fez, where he was poisoned in 1138. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various Thus was the Almoravid dynasty established, with its capital at Cordova, […]