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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 el·ee·mo·sy·nary /ˌɛlɪˈmɑsṇˌɛri, ˈmo; ˈmɑzṇ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·ee·mos·y·na·ry a.
 1. Relating to charity, alms, or almsgiving; intended for the distribution of charity; as, an eleemosynary corporation.
 2. Given in charity or alms; having the nature of alms; as, eleemosynary assistance. Eleemosynary cures.”
 3. Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·ee·mos·y·na·ry, n.; pl. Eleemosynaries  One who subsists on charity; a dependent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : generous in assistance to the poor; "a benevolent
            contributor"; "eleemosynary relief"; "philanthropic
            contributions" [syn: beneficent, benevolent, philanthropic]