A person who supervises charitable donations in the form of surplus food or money. It is the alomoner's job to distribute alms.
Related term(s): Alms; Almsgiving; Almonry; Pauper
Category: Occupations and Positions
Last modified: 01.04.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 127.