Definition of Almshouses

1. Noun. (plural of almshouse) ¹



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Definition of Almshouses

1. almshouse [n] - See also: almshouse

Medical Definition of Almshouses

1. Privately endowed or public charities or institutions receiving and supporting the aged or infirm poor. They sometimes functioned as centres of health care before the establishment of formal hospitals. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Almshouses

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

Literary usage of Almshouses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Care of Destitute, Neglected, and Delinquent Children by Homer Folks (1902)
"Pauper children in poorhouses and almshouses in the state of New York : extracts from proceedings of boards of county supervisors, etc., 1861-1874 (20 pp., ..."

2. The Pictorial Handbook of London: Comprising Its Antiquities, Architecture by John Weale (1854)
"Judd's almshouses, founded by Sir Andrew Judd, in 1651, for six men of the Skinners' Company.—63. ... Mercers' Company are invested with several almshouses. ..."

3. 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.) (1894)
"From what I have seen in an extended examination of town and city almshouses, county poorhouses, and county infirmaries,—• institutions differing only in ..."

4. Child Problems by George Benjamin Mangold (1914)
"CHILDREN IN almshouses. A principle of action generally accepted but still seriously violated in actual practice in many places is the unde- sirability of ..."

5. Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Skinners of London: Being the by James Foster Wadmore (1902)
"The almshouses belonging to the Company were formerly situated at St. Helen's, in the City of London, and Mile End. Shortly after the passing of the ..."

6. The South Mobilizing for Social Service: Addresses Delivered at the Southern by Southern Sociological Congress 2d, Atlanta, James Edward McCulloch (1913)
"Most of our almshouses are removed from the city, where the inmates are seldom ... almshouses are public institutions, and the public should take an active ..."

7. Child Welfare Work in Pennsylvania: A Co-operative Study of Child-helping by William Henry Slingerland (1915)
"In 54 of the almshouses no method of care was designated or there was no effort to ... In Philadelphia County, in two almshouses the children are kept with ..."

8. The Historical Development of the Poor Law of Connecticut by Edward Warren Capen (1905)
"The almshouses have continued to care for insane paupers. To prevent this and also to keep the state hospital small, the state board in 1882 ' recommended ..."

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