almshouse(redirected from Public Almshouse)
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Brit History a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
1. A building in which charity was distributed to the poor; found in England and in some early American settlements and cities; also see poorhouse.
2. An almonry.
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