a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, a monastery, etc.
a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient’s treatment.
a social worker in a hospital.
These views plainly argue that in relation to the supply of gladness, woman is the almoner, man the beggar.
The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
He becomes the almoner of the treasure-house of Light and Knowledge.
The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul Jirah D. Buck
Charles V. appointed him his almoner and preacher; in this quality he took him to Germany, where he made a long stay.
The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. Juan Antonio Llorente
And he has often commissioned his almoner to find a benefice for me.
Erasmus and the Age of Reformation Johan Huizinga
Dr Denton, her old friend, went as her almoner, and John Palsgrave as her secretary.
Mary Tudor, Queen of France Mary Croom Brown
“The body servant of the almoner, Pedro de Soto,” was the reply.
Barbara Blomberg, Complete Georg Ebers
As the vicaress was her almoner that lady felt her importance rapidly on the increase.
The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
He is almoner to the uncompassionate, who but for him would give no alms.
The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays Ambrose Bierce
She was the almoner of the bounty of the queen to multitudes of the poor and the sick, in different quarters of the city.
Sketches of Aboriginal Life V. V. Vide
Every almoner must have his heart aglow with charity, says one writer.
English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
(Brit, obsolete) a trained hospital social worker responsible for the welfare of patients
(formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
“official distributor of alms on behalf of another,” c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Old French almosnier (12c.; Modern French aumônerie), from Vulgar Latin *almosinarius, from Late Latin elemosinarius (adj.) “connected with alms,” from eleemosyna “alms” (see alms).
- 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, […]
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa from 1056 to 1147. Historical Examples They aimed to bear me in chains to Cordova, that the almoravide might gloat over me alive, ere calling the headsman. God Wills It! William Stearns Davis And Hasham added, “Verily, the efreets bewitched the almoravide when […]