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  • n. An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, a hospital or an almshouse for the founders and benefactors of which prayers were required to be said by the beneficiaries. Also spelled bedehouse.

Etymologies

Old English bede prayer + English house. (Wiktionary)

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