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Noun: poverty  pó-vu(r)-tee
  1. The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    - poorness, impoverishment, immiserization, immiserisation [Brit], immiseration

Derived forms: poverties

Type of: financial condition

Antonym: wealth

Encyclopedia: Poverty, chastity, and obedience