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Eleemosynary

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Eleemósynary. adj. [ἐλεημοσύνη.]

  1. Living upon alms; depending upon charity.

    It is little better than an absurdity, that the cause should be an eleemosynary for its subsistence to its effects, as a nature posteriour to and and dependent on itself. Glanv. Sceps. c. 18.

  2. Given in charity.

Sources: Glanvill, Joseph (52)

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