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beggary

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛɡəri
 
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Definition of beggary in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A state of extreme poverty: they have no benefits to stand between them and beggary
More example sentences
  • The next theme was apt to the problems plaguing every developing country - poverty and beggary.
  • I didn't see any Western country with so many elements of social morbidity: poverty, beggary and starvation.
  • War widows were reduced to beggary and young children employed as metalworkers.
Synonyms
bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, debt, indebtedness, financial ruin;
British administration, receivership;
Economics primary poverty

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