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ALMONER

An official appointed to distribute alms. Often the chaplain in an orphanage or convent, or a social worker in a hospital or clinic. (Etym. Anglo-Saxon almaesse, alms; Greek ele_mosyn_, compassionateness, pity, alms.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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