Etymology
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beggary (n.)

late 14c., "practice of begging, mendicancy; poverty," from beggar + -y (2).

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Definitions of beggary

beggary (n.)
a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person);
Synonyms: begging / mendicancy
beggary (n.)
the state of being a beggar or mendicant;
Synonyms: mendicancy / mendicity
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