noun, plural beggaries for 3.
a state or condition of utter poverty.
beggars collectively.
a place lived in or frequented by beggars.

1350–1400; Middle English beggerie. See beggar, y3 Unabridged
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beggary (ˈbɛɡərɪ)
1.  extreme poverty or need
2.  the condition of being a beggar

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Example sentences
In poverty you may still retain your innate nobility of soul, but in beggary-never-no one.
They advance against that standard, rather than the pestilence, beggary and injustice of serfdom.
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