verb (used with object), des·ti·tut·ed, des·ti·tut·ing.
Origin of destitute
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But the destituted man said, sailor or no sailor,—bos'en be hanged!The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Word Origin for destitute
late 14c., "abandoned, forsaken," from Latin destitutus "abandoned," past participle of destituere "forsake," from de- "away" + statuere "put, place," causative of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally literal; sense of "lacking resources, impoverished" is 1530s.