Charitable donations. Any species of relief bestowed upon the poor. That which is given by public authority for the relief of the poor. ALNAGER, or ULNAGER. A sworn officer of the king whose duty it was to look to the assise of woolen cloth made throughout the land, and to the putting on the seals for that purpose ordained, for which he collected a duty called “alnage.” Cowell; Termes de la Ley.