Definition of Beggary

1. Noun. A solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person).

Exact synonyms: Begging, Mendicancy
Generic synonyms: Solicitation
Derivative terms: Beg, Beg, Beg, Mendicant



2. Noun. The state of being a beggar or mendicant. "They were reduced to mendicancy"
Exact synonyms: Mendicancy, Mendicity
Generic synonyms: Indigence, Need, Pauperism, Pauperization, Penury

Definition of Beggary

1. n. The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty.

2. a. Beggarly.

Definition of Beggary

1. Noun. The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty. ¹

2. Noun. The fact or action of begging. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beggary

1. extreme poverty [n -GARIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beggary

beggarlike
beggarliness
beggarlinesses
beggarly
beggarman
beggarmen
beggars
beggars can't be choosers
beggarticks
beggarware
beggarweed
beggarweeds
beggarwise
beggarwoman
beggarwomen
beggary (current term)
begge
begged
begged off
beggestere
beggesteres
beggiatoaceae
beggiatoales
begging
begging off
begging the question
beggingly
beggingness
beggings
beghard

Literary usage of Beggary

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1. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"Or look at a paper like the Querist of Berkeley and remark how the antithesis of wealth and poverty, industry and beggary pervades it. ..."

2. English Farming Past & Present by Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1917)
"War taxation : peace and beggary ; slow recovery of agriculture ; the harvest of 1813 ; reality and extent of distress ; the fall of prices ; bankruptcies ..."

3. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"... Hamlet -Crowded Dwellings- Riding a Cow-" Drunk and Disorderly "-An Enforced Rest— Local Discouragements-Heavy Loads-Absence of beggary-Slow Travelling. ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... that though beauty itself be a great motive, and give an excellent lustre in sordibus, in beggary, as a jewel on a dunghill will shine and cast his rays ..."

5. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... 'Jims" and Indolent "Tonys" — Unblushing beggary — Effect of Incident and Adventure — An Ill-Fated Expedition — An Unsolved Mystery — The Place of Lost ..."

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