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Word of the Day 03/14/21 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM ELEEMOSYNARY
non·el·ee·mos·y·nar·y, adjective
un·el·ee·mos·y·nar·y, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO ELEEMOSYNARY
benevolent, charitable, gratuitous, philanthropic

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Origin: First recorded in 1610–20; from Medieval Latin eleēmosynārius, equivalent to Late Latin eleēmosyn(a) (see alms) + Latin -ārius -ary

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ELEEMOSYNARY
Eleemosynary corporations are for the management of private property, according to the will of the donors.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTER|DANIEL WEBSTER

If the view which has been taken of this question be at all correct, this was an eleemosynary corporation, a private charity.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTER|DANIEL WEBSTER

The system is industrial and not eleemosynary, aiming solely at providing a recognized market-place for labour.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIA|VARIOUS

(c) To public libraries, since they are for the most part eleemosynary institutions, and hence entitled to charity.
PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD GENERAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION|VARIOUS

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