- a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient's treatment.
- a social worker in a hospital.
Origin of almoner
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for almoner
Word Origin for almoner
Word Origin and History for almoner
"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).