pauper

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pauper

(formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity
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THE government has changed, but welfare schemes and pauperising scams continue to complement each other in Uttar Pradesh.
This is the man who was a cabinet minister that broke the link with earnings, deliberately pauperising old folk.
8) It is interesting that James also speaks of the importance of aesthetics in choosing one's religion, with Protestantism offering 'an almshouse for a palace' and pauperising 'the monarchical imagination' (1985: 458-60), particularly because the ritualistic nature of Wicca, Paganism, and Magic are attractive chiefly to people living in Northern European Protestant countries and their colonial offspring--North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa--rather than Mediterranean Catholic countries.