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alms•house



Pronunciation: (ämz'hous"), [key]
n.,
pl. -hous•esPronunciation: (-hou"ziz). [key]
Chiefly Brit.
1. a house endowed by private charity for the reception and support of the aged or infirm poor.
2. (formerly) a poorhouse.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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