noun, plural beg·gar·ies for 3.
Examples from the Web for beggary
Deprived of everything, he wanders about in despair, reduced to beggary.Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)|Angelo de Gubernatis
My unlucky connection with the Archduke has brought me to the verge of beggary.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
If debts and interest were not paid, dividends on stocks and bonds would cease and the capitalist would be reduced to beggary.The Affable Stranger|Peter McArthur
He was absolutely ruined, and with his wife and six children stood face to face with beggary and starvation.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
All my poor people, all the hands now actively employed in this spot, would again pine away and be condemned to beggary and sloth.