from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Alms.
- noun An alms-chest.
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Not only the bishops had to confirm, ordain to all orders, consecrate, anoint, impose penance, and excommunicate, but they had to decide land questions concerning lands in frank almoin, all probate and nullity of marriage cases, and to do all the legal work of a king's baron besides.
And we be come to fuch wretchedneiTe in this vnhappy worlde, that almoin no almes are geuen of any menne, or atleaft of themoft parte of men, without rcproching.