Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 09/04/15 Eleemosynary

Eleemosynary (adjective)
eleemosynary [el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh-]


adjective
1. of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable.
2. derived from or provided by charity.
3. dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution.

Can be confused
elementary (see synonym study at elementary )

Origin: 1610-20; < Medieval Latin eleēmosynārius, equivalent to Late Latin eleēmosyn (a) (see alms ) + Latin -ārius -ary

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