American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Destitute

DESTITUTE, a. [L. To set. Literally, set from or away.]

1. Not having or possessing; wanting; as destitute of virtue, or of peity; destitute of food and clothing. It differs from deprived, as it does not necessarily imply previous possession.

2. Needy; abject; comfortless; friendless.

He will regard the prayer of the destitute. Psa 102.

DESTITUTE, n. One who is without friends or comfort.

DESTITUTE, v.t.

1. To forsake.

2. To deprive.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Destitute," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIJY4J9Q154AMRZ.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Destitute." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIJY4J9Q154AMRZ.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Destitute' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIJY4J9Q154AMRZ.