Almonries

Institutions founded by or maintained by a monastery, abbey, magistrate, nobleman, or private charity for the reception and support of the aged and poor; may also contain the residence of almoners; especially those dating from the Medieval and later periods in Europe. For institutions where the elderly, poor, or helpless were cared for and put to work at public expense, use "almshouses (institutions).".

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almonries
almonry
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Institutions founded by or maintained by a monastery, abbey, magistrate, nobleman, or private charity for the reception and support of the aged and poor; may also contain the residence of almoners; especially those dating from the Medieval and later periods in Europe. For institutions where the elderly, poor, or helpless were cared for and put to work at public expense, use "almshouses (institutions)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343488. The J. Paul Getty Trust.