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  • 1 almoner — (n.) official distributor of alms on behalf of another, c.1300 (mid 13c. as a surname), from O.Fr. almosnier (12c.; Mod.Fr. aumônerie), from V.L. *almosinarius, from L.L. elemosinarius (adj.) connected with alms, from eleemosyna alms (see ALMS… …

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  • 2 almoner — n. Alms dispenser, distributor of alms, dispenser, distributor …

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  • 3 almoner — [ α:mənə, alm ] noun historical an official distributor of alms. Derivatives almonry noun (plural almonries). Origin ME: from OFr. aumonier, based on med. L. eleemosynarius, from eleemosyna (see alms) …

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  • 4 almoner — [al′mən ər, ä′mənər] n. [ME almoiner < OFr almosnier < almosne, act of mercy < LL(Ec) * alemosyna < eleemosyna: see ALMS] a distributor of alms, as for a church, royal family, etc …

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  • 5 almoner — n. 1 Brit. a social worker attached to a hospital and seeing to the after care of patients. Usage: Now usu. called medical social worker. 2 hist. an official distributor of alms. Etymology: ME f. AF aumoner, OF aumonier, ult. f. med.L… …

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  • 6 Fleury, André-Hercule de — born June 22, 1653, Lodève, France died Jan. 29, 1743, Paris French cardinal and chief minister of Louis XV (1726–43). A priest, he was made almoner (distributor of alms) for Louis XIV. In 1715 he was appointed tutor for the future Louis XV, who… …

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  • 7 Henry Garnet —     Henry Garnet     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Henry Garnet     (Garnett.)     English martyr, b. 1553 4; d. 1606, son of Brian Garnet, master of Nottingham School, then noted for its Catholic tendencies. He was, however, presumably a conformist… …

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  • 8 Ammer — This interesting and unusual name has two possible origins. The first is Anglo Saxon and is a variant form of the locational surname Anmer , deriving from the place so called in Norfolk. The place is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as… …

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  • 9 Ghest — This interesting surname of English origin is a nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, deriving from the middle English g(h)est (old Norse gestr ) meaning guest or visitor . The surname dates back to the early 12th Century, (see… …

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  • 10 Gueste — This interesting surname of English origin is a nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, deriving from the middle English g(h)est (old Norse gestr ) meaning guest or visitor . The surname dates back to the early 12th Century, (see… …

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  • 11 Ghost — Recorded in several spellings as shown below, this is a very interesting English surname. It is of status origins and was first used to describe a stranger or newcomer to a community. The derivation is from the pre 7th century Old Norse word… …

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  • 12 Guest — Recorded in several spellings as shown below, this is a very interesting English surname. It is of status origins and was first used to describe a stranger or newcomer to a community. The derivation is from the pre 7th century Old Norse word… …

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  • 13 Charity and Charities — • In its widest and highest sense, charity includes love of God as well as love of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charity and Charities     Charity and Charities …

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  • 15 Sharia — Not to be confused with Shahriyār. This article is part of the series …

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  • 16 France — • Geography, statistics, and history Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. France     France     † …

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  • 17 Ancien Régime — For the history of France in this period, see Early modern France. Kingdom of France Structure …

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  • 18 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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