- the state or condition of utter poverty.
Origin of pauperism
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Examples from the Web for pauperism
There is no such thing as a descent to pauperism for those who will work.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
The weighty fact is this, that pauperism and crime have gained upon us.The Arena
The problem is one, and its solution must involve both poverty and pauperism.
Pauperism is a social pest, and it must be rooted out like any other pest.
Quaker Hill taught and practiced the prevention of pauperism—and the prevention of genius!Quaker Hill
Warren H. Wilson