Almoner Al"mon*er ([a^]l"m[u^]n*[~e]r), n. [OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aum[^o]nier, fr. OF. almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See {Alms}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. A social worker in a hospital. [Chiefly Brit.] [PJC]

3. An official in a hospital whose job it is to calculate how much a patient must pay for treatment. [Chiefly Brit.] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.