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eleemosynary

 el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee, adjective:
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, “an eleemosynary institution.”
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, “eleemosynary assistance.”
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, “the eleemosynary poor.”

The source of eleemosynary is Medieval Latin eleemosynarius, from Late Latineleemosyna, “alms,” from Greek eleemosyne, from eleemon, “pitiful,” from eleos, “pity.”

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