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beggary

[beg-uh-ree] /ˈbɛg ə ri/
noun, plural beggaries for 3.
1.
a state or condition of utter poverty.
2.
beggars collectively.
3.
a place lived in or frequented by beggars.
Origin of beggary
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English beggerie. See beggar, y3
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British Dictionary definitions for beggary

beggary

/ˈbɛɡərɪ/
noun
1.
extreme poverty or need
2.
the condition of being a beggar
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Word Origin and History for beggary
n.

late 14c.; see beg + -ary.

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