Definition of Almshouse

1. n. A house appropriated for the use of the poor; a poorhouse.



Definition of Almshouse

1. Noun. A building of residence for the poor, sick or elderly of a parish. Originally founded by the Church. Usually a charity relying on donations for funding. ¹

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Definition of Almshouse

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Almshouse

almries
almry
alms
alms-giving
alms box
alms dish
alms tray
almsdeed
almsdeeds
almsfolk
almsfolks
almsgiver
almsgivers
almsgiving
almsgivings
almshouse (current term)
almshouses
almsman
almsmen
almswoman
almswomen
almucantar
almucantars
almuce
almuces
almud
almude
almudes
almuds
almug

Literary usage of Almshouse

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1902)
"THE almshouse HOSPITAL. BY MRS. ALICE N. LINCOLN, BOSTON. Through the courtesy of the chairman of our committee I have been requested to present the subject ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Special observations re. state almshouse at Tewksbury. (3 AR bd. state charities ... Rept. on improvements at state almshouse In Tewksbury. 1 1. (House doc. ..."

3. Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, at the by National Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.). Session (1902)
"THE almshouse HOSPITAL. BY MRS. ALICE N. LINCOLN, BOSTON. Through the courtesy of the chairman of our committee I have been requested to present the subject ..."

4. Publications by State Charities Aid Association (N.Y.) (1898)
"The condition and administration of the almshouse are said to be very ... The greatest need of the almshouse continues to be better accommodation and care ..."

5. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"For des in the history of our almshouse system jail was the only other ... By 1713 the almshouse had become a Bridewell and house of correction where all ..."

6. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut by Sarah Johnson Prichard (1896)
"The present almshouse—a large and handsome building of brick—was completed in 1893, at a cost of about $80000. During the half century that elapsed between ..."

7. Outdoor Relief in Missouri: A Study of Its Administration by County Officials by Riley, Thomas J., 1971- (1915)
"Some emphasize th "almshouse test"—the offer of almshouse care—and are incline to apply it to every applicant for aid, even sometimes publishin the rule ..."

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