pauperism :

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  • n  a state of extreme poverty or destitution

  • Ballard fizzled when she tried a comeback as a single act in 1968, suffered a series of nervous breakdowns and spent most of her final years in pauperism.
  • What did Britain have to do to avoid pauperism? In the past two years, Britain has spent abroad $4 billion more than it had earned, expects to spend this year at least $1 billion .
  • Political asylum seekers are tested for: pauperism, subversion, moral turpitude.

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