almoner

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almoner

A hospital welfare official or medical social worker.
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"Johnson, an almsman at Bonds Hospital in Hill Street, anxious to become the senior inmate poisoned his five older rivals with rat-poison.
Johnson's motive for killing, it was concluded, was an ambition to be the senior almsman in the Hospital.
These will record some 10,000 titles from 162 private libraries owned, in the main, by academics and students though lawyers, physicians and priests, an almsman and a servant are represented.