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Almonry

The place where the almoner resides, or where alms are distributed. An almoner is a person whose duty it is to distribute alms, which, in ancient times, consisted of one-tenth of the entire income of monastery. (See Ambry.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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