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Definition of Beggary

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poverty, impoverishment, destitution
Beggary Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty.
Beggarly appearance.
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\beg"gar*y\ (&?;), n. [oe. beggerie. see beggar, n.]
1. the act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty.
2. beggarly appearance. [r.] the freedom and the beggary of the old studio.

Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
WordNet 2.0

1. a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
(synonym) begging, mendicancy
(hypernym) solicitation
(derivation) beg
2. a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
(synonym) indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization
(hypernym) poverty, poorness, impoverishment
Beggary Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Begging or panhandling is the practice of imploring others to grant a favor, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation. Beggars may be found in public places such as transport routes, urban parks, and near busy markets. Besides money, they may also ask for food, drink, cigarettes or other small items.

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