Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
A condition of poverty or misfortune:
A federal judicial procedure by which most debts owed by a person or entity are extinguished or reduced or the payment of which are delayed.
A deprivation or lack; a deficiency.
Any scarcity or lack
The condition of being indigent
The state of being needy
The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary:
The quality or state of being insufficient, especially:
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