meaning of beggary

beggary meaning in General Dictionary

Beggarly

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  • The work of begging their state of being a beggar mendicancy extreme impoverishment
  • the state of being a beggar or mendicant
  • a solicitation for the money or meals (especially in the pub by an evidently penniless person)
  • The work of begging; their state to be a beggar; mendicancy; severe poverty.
  • Beggarly appearance.
  • Beggarly.

beggary meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c.; see beg + -ary.


beggary meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The act of begging; their state to be a beggar; mendicancy; severe impoverishment.

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  • (n.) Beggarly look.
  • (a.) Beggarly.