What does almoner mean?
The definition of almoner
Etym: [OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aumÃ´nier, fr. OF. almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See Alms.]
One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.