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beggary


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggary  \Beg"gar*y\,  a. 
  Beggarly.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggary  \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. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  Syn:  Indigence;  want  penury;  mendicancy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beggary 
  n  :  a  solicitation  for  money  or  food  (especially  in  the  street 
  by  an  apparently  penniless  person)  [syn:  {begging},  {mendicancy}] 




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