Origin of eleemosynary
Examples from the Web for eleemosynary
This eleemosynary endowment was granted, about sixty years ago, by the then sovereign, Asuf-od Dowlah.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II|William Sleeman
What man would close to her the charitable institutions and eleemosynary establishments of the country?
He wants to reduce his income tax by gifts to eleemosynary institutions.Class of '29|Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
The system is industrial and not eleemosynary, aiming solely at providing a recognized market-place for labour.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
In default of such male heir, the Dingee million was to be divided up among certain religious and eleemosynary institutions.Eleven Possible Cases|Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for eleemosynary
Word Origin for eleemosynary
Word Origin and History for eleemosynary
1610s, from Medieval Latin eleemosynarius "pertaining to alms," from Late Latin eleemosyna "alms," from Greek eleemosyne "pity" (see alms).