Meaning of destitution

des•ti•tu•tion

Pronunciation: (des"ti-t'shun, -ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. lack of the means of subsistence; utter poverty.
  2. deprivation, lack, or absence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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