beggardom

beggardom

[beg-er-duhm]
noun
beggary ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1880–85; beggar + -dom

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beggar (ˈbɛɡə)
 
n
1.  a person who begs, esp one who lives by begging
2.  a person who has no money or resources; pauper
3.  ironic, jocular chiefly (Brit) fellow: lucky beggar!
 
vb
4.  to be beyond the resources of (esp in the phrase to beggar description)
5.  to impoverish; reduce to begging
 
'beggarhood
 
n
 
'beggardom
 
n

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