Almonry
Almonry Al"mon*ry ([a^]l"m[u^]n*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Almonries} ([a^]l"m[u^]n*r[i^]z). [OF. aumosnerie, F. aum[^o]nerie, fr. OF. aumosnier. See {Almoner}.] The place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Almonry — An almonry (Lat. eleemosynarium , Fr. aumonerie , Ger. Almosenhaus ) is the place or chamber where alms were distributed to the poor in churches or other ecclesiastical buildings.At Bishopstone church, Wiltshire, it is a sort of covered porch… …   Wikipedia

  • almonry — /al meuhn ree, ah meuhn /, n., pl. almonries. the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed. [1175 1225; ME aumonerie < OF (see ALMONER, RY); r. ME aumery] * * * …   Universalium

  • almonry — noun A building in which alms were distributed See Also: almoner …   Wiktionary

  • Almonry — The place from which *alms were dispensed. [< OldFr. aulmosnerie < Lat. eleemosyna = alms] Cf. Almoner …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • almonry — n. location where alms are distributed; pl;ace where an almoner lives …   English contemporary dictionary

  • almonry — al·mon·ry …   English syllables

  • almonry — /ˈamənri/ (say ahmuhnree) noun (plural almonries) the place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed …   Australian English dictionary

  • almonry — nrē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle French almosnerie, from Old French, from almosnier + ie y : a usually ecclesiastical building set aside for the distribution of alms …   Useful english dictionary

  • almonry school —       medieval English monastic charity school supported by a portion of the funds allocated to the almoner (q.v.). The practice began in the early 14th century when a form of scholarship was established that provided attendance at the cathedral… …   Universalium

  • Royal Almonry — The Royal Almonry is a small office within the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, headed by the Lord High Almoner, an office dating from 1103.The Lord High Almoner is a diocesan bishop of the Church of England. The current… …   Wikipedia

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