El`ee*mos"y*na*ry [LL. eleemosynarius, fr. eleemosyna alms, Gr. alms. See Alms.]

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.

"Eleemosynary cures."

Boyle.

3.

Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.

 

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El`ee*mos"y*na*ry, n.; pl. Eleemosynaries ().

One who subsists on charity; a dependent.

South.

 

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