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eleemosynary

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

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eleemosynary

for the relief of want; alms-giving; charity.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.