destitution


des·ti·tu·tion

noun \ˌdes-tə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of DESTITUTION

:  the state of being destitute; especially :  such extreme want as threatens life unless relieved

Examples of DESTITUTION

  1. <widespread destitution in Third World countries>

First Known Use of DESTITUTION

15th century

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