Almsmen sentence example

almsmen
  • 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.
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  • 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."
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  • Only two fellows, 4 choristers, 2 scholars and 2 almsmen were named in the charter and probably were only colourably members.
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  • 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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  • In 1474 Waynflete, being the principal executor of Sir John Fastolf, who died in 1459, leaving a much-contested will, pro - cured the conversion of his bequest for a collegiate church of seven priests and seven almsmen at Caistor, Norfolk, into one for seven fellows and seven poor scholars at Magdalen.
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