These views plainly argue that in relation to the supply of gladness, woman is the almoner, man the beggar.
He becomes the almoner of the treasure-house of Light and Knowledge.
Charles V. appointed him his almoner and preacher; in this quality he took him to Germany, where he made a long stay.
And he has often commissioned his almoner to find a benefice for me.
Dr Denton, her old friend, went as her almoner, and John Palsgrave as her secretary.
"The body servant of the almoner, Pedro de Soto," was the reply.
As the vicaress was her almoner that lady felt her importance rapidly on the increase.
He is almoner to the uncompassionate, who but for him would give no alms.
She was the almoner of the bounty of the queen to multitudes of the poor and the sick, in different quarters of the city.
Every almoner must have his heart aglow with charity, says one writer.
"official distributor of alms on behalf of another," c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Old French almosnier (12c.; Modern French aumônerie), from Vulgar Latin *almosinarius, from Late Latin elemosinarius (adj.) "connected with alms," from eleemosyna "alms" (see alms).