Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, alms.

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Examples

  • Pendant que la main du moine servait les voyageurs, nourissait les pauvres, pausait les malades, ses levres leur distribuatent une aumone plus precieuse, celle de la parole de

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • [1] To perform an act of benevolence towards one's neighbor is called, in Hebrew, to do justice; in Greek, to take compassion or pity (elehmosunh, from which is derived the French aumone); in Latin, to perform an act of love or charity; in French, give alms.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • ({GREEK n n f e}, from which is derived the French _aumone_); in Latin, to perform an act of love or charity; in French, give alms.

    What is Property?

  • We meet with other forms of tenure in the partition of land in the days of the French régime -- for instance, _franc aleu noble_ and _franc aumone_ or _mortmain_, but these were exceptional grants to charitable, educational, or religious institutions, and were subject to none of the ordinary obligations of the feudal tenure, but required, as in the latter case, only the performance of certain devotional or other duties which fell within their special sphere.

    Lord Elgin

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