eleemosynary \el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\, adjective:
1. Of or for charity; charitable; as, "an eleemosynary institution."
2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as, "eleemosynary assistance."
3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as, "the eleemosynary poor."
|I don't know if they mean the Ellis Island in New York or what, but seeing McPhee's eleemosynary appearance at a Save Ellis Island event has certainly made me aware that there is an Ellis Island that needs saving.|