Beg"gar*y (?), n. [OE. beggerie. See Beggar, n.]

1.

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

2.

Beggarly appearance.

[R.]

The freedom and the beggary of the old studio. Thackeray.

Syn. -- Indigence; want; penury; mendicancy.

 

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Beg"gar*y, a.

Beggarly.

[Obs.]

B. Jonson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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