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Definitions of eleemosynary

  1. One who subsists on charity; a dependent. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A recipient of charity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. One living on charity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to alms; devoted to charitable purposes; dependent upon charity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Relating to charity or almsgiving: given in charity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Of, pertaining to, or dependent on alms; charitable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Relating to charity; given in charity; intended for charitable purposes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for eleemosynary

  1. How he cooked his food I have not been able to learn, for his sister, who lived in the same cottage with him, was separated by a stone and lime wall, and had a separate door of the usual size, and window to match, and was never allowed to enter his dwelling; but he brought home such loads, that the shepherds had to be on the lookout for him, when on his annual eleemosynary expeditions, to carry home part of his spoil. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  2. And Honora was filled with a strange and unaccountable delight when she overheard him assuring Mrs. Wellfleet, the English lady of eleemosynary tendencies, that he was engaged in a study at first hand of Americans. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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