Al"mon*er (#), n. [OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aumonier, fr. OF. almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See Alms.]
One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.
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