almoner

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almoner

(formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
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Leontius of Neapolis, Life of John the Almsgiver, 9.
The choice of terms in Good Deeds's description furthers the connection between almsgiver and beggar: "If ye had parfytely chered me, / Your boke of counte full redy had be" (501-2).
Confessors, preachers, and almsgivers are described here, as are symbols of Marian devotion, religious exchanges with the Spanish court (via Catherine of Habsburg, Charles Emanuel's consort), religious collecting and relic trading, and the sanctification of dynastic forbears such as Duke Amadeus IX (ruled 1464-72).