eleemosynary(el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee), adj. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution." Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance." Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor.The grieving Amish families of Pennsylvania are being aided by eleemosynary funds set up by their neighbors.
For the end of the week, a word of charity.
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