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POV'ERTY, n. L. paupertas. See Poor.

1. Destitution of property indigence want of convenient means of subsistence. The consequence of poverty is dependence.

The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. Proverbs 23

2. Barrenness of sentiment or ornament defect as the poverty of a composition.
3. Want defect of words as the poverty of language.

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Entry for 'Poverty'. King James Dictionary.

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