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Noun: beggary  be-gu-ree
  1. A solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
    - begging, mendicancy
  2. The state of being a beggar or mendicant
    "they were reduced to beggary";
    - mendicancy, mendicity

Derived forms: beggaries

Type of: indigence, need, pauperism, pauperization, penury, solicitation

Encyclopedia: Beggary