Sentence Examples


  • The word had a special sense as the name for those almsmen attached to cathedral and other churches, whose duty it was to pray for the souls of deceased benefactors.
  • The college was to consist of a provost, io priests, 6 choristers, 25 poor and needy scholars, 25 almsmen and a magister infor mator "to teach gratis the scholars and all others coming from any part of England to learn grammar."
  • Only two fellows, 4 choristers, 2 scholars and 2 almsmen were named in the charter and probably were only colourably members.
  • In Scotland there were public almsmen supported by the king and expected in return to pray for his welfare and that of the state.
 
 

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