almoner

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almoner

A hospital welfare official or medical social worker.
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Thus, of the almsman John Wicking, we are told but one book, a new testament in Englysshe', a possession he took care that he owned but one book, `a new testament in Englysshe', a possession he took care to bequeath to another of little means, 'Doyly the peynter'.
Beside him stood the Bernardine almsman and the Judge respectively.
From time to time, an almsman would arrive from a foreign abbey to beg for alms.