Destitution Definition

dĕstĭ-to͝oshən, -tyo͝o-
noun
The state of being destitute; esp., abject poverty.
Webster's New World
Extreme want of resources or the means of subsistence; complete poverty.
American Heritage
A deprivation or lack; a deficiency.
American Heritage

(now rare) Discharge from office; dismissal.

Wiktionary
The condition of lacking something.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Destitution

Noun

Singular:
destitution
Plural:
destitutions

Origin of Destitution

  • From Old French destitution, from Latin dēstitūtiōnem (“abandoning”), from dēstituere.

    From Wiktionary

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