charity school


noun U.S. History.

an elementary school, usually funded by charitable persons or organizations, for those unable to pay: a forerunner of the public-school system.

Nearby words

  1. charitable trust,
  2. charites,
  3. charity,
  4. charity begins at home,
  5. charity commissioners,
  6. charivari,
  7. chark,
  8. charkha,
  9. charlady,
  10. charlatan

Origin of charity school

First recorded in 1675–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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