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[al-muh n-ree, ah-muh n-]
noun, plural al·mon·ries.
  1. the place where an almoner resides or where alms are distributed.
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Origin of almonry

1175–1225; Middle English aumonerie < Old French (see almoner, -ry); replacing Middle English aumery
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Historical Examples

  • Attached to St. Saviour's was an almonry intended for the same purpose.

    South London

    Sir Walter Besant

  • He increased the allowances to the kitchen, cellars, and almonry.

  • He was a clerk, and ranked directly after the two grooms of the almonry.

  • In 1476 he set up his press and sign, a red pole, in the Almonry at Westminster.

  • For to the Almonry eight years before a wise man had come with a strange new invention.

British Dictionary definitions for almonry


noun plural -ries
  1. history the house of an almoner, usually the place where alms were given
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French almosnerie; see almoner, alms
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