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  • n. Alternative spelling of pauperization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making someone poor


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  • Let it be understood that I have a truly orthodox dread of "pauperisation," and I watch very jealously the doings of those who are anxious to feed all sorts and conditions of men; but pauperising men by maintaining them in laziness is very different from rearing useful subjects of the empire, whose trained labour is a source of profit and whose developed morality is a fund of security.

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  • There is this idea that he is a philosopher when actually he is representative of nothing other than the pauperisation of French intellectual life.'

    Sunday, April 30, 2006

  • Faced with such grim economic prospects, thousands have voted with their feet, preferring the uncertainties of a new life abroad, to pauperisation at home.

    ANC Today

  • Never, never — try as we might — could any single one of us be quite in the position of one of those whose approaching pauperisation my distant relative had so vehemently deplored.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • The union said the increase also reversed the recent pauperisation of workers caused by stagnant wages in an environment of rising inflation and food prices.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Its spokesman, Dumisa Ntuli, said Ameo's wage offer was 6,5 percent across the board, while the union was determined to have a 15 percent increase to reserve the gradual pauperisation of workers and close the wage gap.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It will be marked by our steady advance towards the elimination of poverty rather than the expanding pauperisation of the majority that has been one of the distinguishing features of our country for

    Response of President Thabo Mbeki, to the Debate on The State of The Nation Address

  • This paper, by focussing on India, documents micro-level evidence on the contribution of CPRs to poor people's livelihoods, their steep declines in area and production over the last 40 years, the collapse of traditional management systems, and the pauperisation of the poor.

    1. Rural common property resources: a growing crisis.

  • State maintenance for mothers and children, life will become a riot, that husbands will constantly change wives and wives husbands, and that, owing to the absence of all responsibility on the part of the parents for their offspring, over-population and consequent pauperisation will take place.

    British Socialism An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and Practical Proposals

  • In practice the Labour Company found it advisable to add to its statutory obligations of food and shelter a few pence a day as an inducement to effort; and its enterprise had not only abolished pauperisation altogether, but supplied practically all but the very highest and most responsible labour throughout the world.

    Tales of Space and Time


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