eleemosynary


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eleemosynary

(eh-luh-moss-uh-nary) adj. charitable, as applied to a purpose or institution.

See: benevolent, charitable, donative, nonprofit, philanthropic

eleemosynary

for the relief of want; alms-giving; charity.

ELEEMOSYNARY. Charitable alms-giving.
     2. Eleemosynary corporations are colleges, schools, and hospitals. 1 Wood. Lect. 474; Skinn. 447 1 Lord Raym. 5 2 T. R. 346.

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Duffy particularly associates decorations featuring the Works of Mercy with "prosperous merchants," (62) though that estate certainly did not have a monopoly on biblically inspired eleemosynary charity.
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