- a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient's treatment.
- a social worker in a hospital.
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Origin of almoner
OTHER WORDS FROM almonersub·al·mon·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for almoner
Of all the holy legends there is none which I hate and despise with my whole soul so much as that of John the Almoner.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
The old usurer and his wife were drowned; the son and daughter, the two eunuchs, and the almoner were saved.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
My mother was the benefactress of the poor, for miles around, and I was her almoner.Alone|Marion Harland
But monsieur had better go to the ante-chamber at that hour and speak with the almoner, whom he will find there.Lord Montagu's Page|G. P. R. James
The patronage permitted to Arthur was enormous: to a large extent he was the almoner of the crown.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West