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ELEEMOSYNARIUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In old English law. An almoner, or chief ollicer, who received theeleemosynary rents aul gifts, and In due method distributed them to pious andcharitable uses. Cowell; Wharton.The name of an officer (lord almoner) of the English kings, in former times, who distributedthe royal alms or bounty. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 23.


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