Eleemosynary



[el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh-] /ˌɛl əˈmɒs əˌnɛr i, -ˈmɒz-, ˌɛl i ə-/

adjective
1.
of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable.
2.
derived from or provided by charity.
3.
dependent on or supported by charity:
an eleemosynary educational institution.
/ˌɛlɪiːˈmɒsɪnərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, concerned with, or dependent on charity
2.
given as an act of charity
adjective

dependent on charity
Word Origin

Latin eleemosyna ‘alms’
adj.

1610s, from Medieval Latin eleemosynarius “pertaining to alms,” from Late Latin eleemosyna “alms,” from Greek eleemosyne “pity” (see alms).

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