Meaning of almoner


Pronunciation: (al'mu-nur, ä'mu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person whose function or duty is the distribution of alms on behalf of an institution, a royal personage, a monastery, etc.
    1. a hospital official who determines the amount due for a patient's treatment.
    2. a social worker in a hospital.
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