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BEG'GAR, noun [See Beg.] One that lives by asking alms, or makes it his business to beg for charity.

1. One who supplicates with humility; a petitioner; but in this sense rarely used, as the word has become a term of contempt.

2. One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.

BEG'GAR, verb transitive To reduce to beggary; to impoverish.

1. To deprive or make destitute; to exhaust; as, to beggar description.