Destitution meaning

dĕstĭ-to͝oshən, -tyo͝o-
The state of being destitute; esp., abject poverty.
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The condition of lacking something.
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Extreme want of resources or the means of subsistence; complete poverty.
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A deprivation or lack; a deficiency.
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(now rare) Discharge from office; dismissal.
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An extreme state of poverty, in which a person is almost completely lacking in resources or means of support.
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Origin of destitution

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

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