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el·ee·mos·y·nar·y  audio  (l-ms-nr, l--) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of, relating to, or dependent on charity.
  2. Contributed as an act of charity; gratuitous. See Synonyms at benevolent.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin elemosynrius, from Late Latin elemosyna, alms ; see alms


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