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Definition of Eleemosynary

Eleemosynary

  1. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.
  2. Given in charity or alms; having the nature of alms; as, eleemosynary assistance.
  3. Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.
  4. One who subsists on charity; a dependent.
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