- extreme poverty
- the act of begging or state of being a beggar
- beggars as a group
Origin of beggaryMiddle English beggerie from beggere, beggar
- Extreme poverty; penury.
- The state or condition of being a beggar.
- Beggars considered as a group.
(comparative more beggary, superlative most beggary)
- (obsolete) beggarly