Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Word of the Week #122

eleemosynary \el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\, adjective:

Definition:
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."

Usage:

**The definitions actually gave us examples, so I'm going to be lazy and not do another one.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I repeated it like four times and still am not sure if I got the pronunciation right!