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- n. The state or condition of impoverishment; material need, especially of an urgent nature.
- n. The state or condition of being necessary or essential; necessity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being necessitous; the want of what is necessary for one's station; need.
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Blessed be the Good One, Who suddenly enriched our necessitousness and supplied our needs!
His answer to her reproaches pleaded the necessitousness of his purchases and expenditure: a capital plea; and
For though sometimes necessitousness be dumb, or misery speak not out, yet true charity is sagacious, and will find out hints for beneficence.