Destitute

Definition of Destitute

Des´ti`tute
a.1.Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of.
In thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
- Ps. cxli. 8.
Totally destitute of all shadow of influence.
- Burke.
2.Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented.
- Heb. xi. 37.
v. t.1.To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
To forsake or destitute a plantation.
- Bacon.
2.To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; - followed by of.
Destituted of all honor and livings.
- Holinshed.
3.To disappoint.
When his expectation is destituted.
- Fotherby.

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