Definition of Eleemosynary

1. Adjective. Generous in assistance to the poor. "Philanthropic contributions"

Exact synonyms: Beneficent, Benevolent, Philanthropic
Similar to: Charitable



Definition of Eleemosynary

1. a. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.

2. n. One who subsists on charity; a dependent.

Definition of Eleemosynary

1. Adjective. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving. ¹

2. Adjective. Given in charity or alms; having the nature of alms; as, eleemosynary assistance. ¹

3. Adjective. Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A beggar ¹

5. Adjective. (rare) Diæretic spelling of eleemosynary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eleemosynary

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Literary usage of Eleemosynary

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"In Angel & Ames on Corporations, it is said: "eleemosynary corporations are such as are instituted upon a principle of charity, their object being the ..."

2. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"The extent of the legislative power over corporati' or trust property held for eleemosynary purposes can hardly be regarded as definitely settled. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Private Corporations Aggregate by Joseph Kinnicut Angell, Samuel Ames (1846)
"eleemosynary corporations are snch as are instituted upon a principle of charity; their object being the perpetual distribution of the bounty of the founder ..."

4. Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations by William Meade Fletcher (1917)
"eleemosynary and civil corporations. eleemosynary corporations, sometimes ... Included in the class of eleemosynary corporations are corporations created ..."

5. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"The police power should therefore be held to extend to the abrogation of eleemosynary trusts and foundations under proper safeguards against the abuse of ..."

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