beggary

noun
beg·​gary | \ ˈbe-gə-rē How to pronounce beggary (audio) \

Definition of beggary

2 : the class of beggars
3 : the practice of begging

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Examples of beggary in a Sentence

too many people are homeless and living in shameful beggary in this country

First Known Use of beggary

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of beggary was in the 14th century

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“Beggary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beggary. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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