of or relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable.
derived from or provided by charity.
dependent on or supported by charity: an eleemosynary educational institution.
- non·el·ee·mos·y·nar·y, adjective
- un·el·ee·mos·y·nar·y, adjective
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How to use eleemosynary in a sentence
eleemosynary corporations are for the management of private property, according to the will of the donors.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
If the view which has been taken of this question be at all correct, this was an eleemosynary corporation, a private charity.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
The system is industrial and not eleemosynary, aiming solely at providing a recognized market-place for labour.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
(c) To public libraries, since they are for the most part eleemosynary institutions, and hence entitled to charity.
The lantern shone also against the knees of Archelaus, and lit up the check-board pattern of the eleemosynary trousers.Major Vigoureux | A. T. Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for eleemosynary
of, concerned with, or dependent on charity
given as an act of charity
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