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4 definitions found
 for eleemosynary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eleemosynary \El`ee*mos"y*na*ry\ (?; 277), a. [LL.
     eleemosynarius, fr. eleemosyna alms, Gr. ? alms. See Alms.]
     1. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the
        distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Given in charity or alms; having the nature of alms; as,
        eleemosynary assistance. "Eleemosynary cures." --Boyle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eleemosynary \El`ee*mos"y*na*ry\, n.; pl. Eleemosynaries.
     One who subsists on charity; a dependent. --South. Elegance

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eleemosynary
      adj 1: generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
             contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
             contributions" [syn: beneficent, benevolent,
             eleemosynary, philanthropic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "eleemosynary":
     almsgiving, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, bighearted,
     charitable, complimentary, costless, expenseless, for free,
     for love, for nothing, free, free as air, free for nothing,
     free gratis, free of charge, free of cost, freebie, freehearted,
     generous, giftlike, given, good, gratis, gratuitous, greathearted,
     humane, humanitarian, largehearted, liberal, munificent,
     on the house, openhanded, philanthropic, unbought, unpaid-for,
     untaxed, welfare, welfare statist, welfarist, without charge
  
  

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