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puirtith or poortith (ˈpuːrˌtɪθ, ˈpyr-, ˈpuːrˌtɪθ, ˈpyr-)
(Scot) poverty
[C16: from Old French pouerteit, poverteit; compare poverty]
poortith or poortith
[C16: from Old French pouerteit, poverteit; compare poverty]

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