What does beggary mean?

Definitions for beggary
ˈbɛg ə ribeg·ga·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggary, begging, mendicancynoun

    a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

  2. beggary, mendicancy, mendicitynoun

    the state of being a beggar or mendicant

    "they were reduced to mendicancy"


  1. beggarynoun

    The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty.

  2. beggarynoun

    The fact or action of begging.

  3. Etymology: From beggar.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beggarynoun

    Indigence; poverty in the utmost degree.

    Etymology: from beggar.

    On he brought me into so bare a house, that it was the picture of miserable happiness and rich beggary. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    While I am a beggar, I will rail,
    And say there is no sin, but to be rich:
    And being rich, my virtue then shall be,
    To say there is no vice, but beggary. William Shakespeare, King John.

    We must become not only poor for the present, but reduced, by further mortgages, to a state of beggary for endless years to come. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beggarynoun

    the act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty

  2. Beggarynoun

    beggarly appearance

  3. Beggaryadjective


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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