Sinonimi: medical social worker
ETYM Old Eng. aumener, aulmener, Old Fren. almosnier, aumosnier, French aumônier, from Old Fren. almosne, alms, Latin eleemosyna. Related to Alms.
An official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients; SYN. medical social worker.
Giver of alms; social worker in a hospital.
Official who distributes alms; obsolete hospital official who interviews prospective patients, etc.