deserving poor

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  • Poor Law — This article deals chiefly with the English Poor Laws covering England and Wales. For the laws regarding the other areas of the British Isles see Irish Poor Laws and Scottish Poor Law The Poor Law was the system for the provision of social… …   Wikipedia

  • deserving — deservingly, adv. deservingness, n. /di zerr ving/, adj. 1. qualified for or having a claim to reward, assistance, etc., because of one s actions, qualities, or situation: the deserving poor; a deserving applicant. 2. meriting; worthy: a criminal …   Universalium

  • deserving — 1. adjective a) worthy of reward or praise; meritorious the deserving poor b) meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.) A …   Wiktionary

  • poor — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking sufficient money to live at a comfortable or normal standard. 2) of a low or inferior standard or quality. 3) (poor in) lacking in. 4) deserving pity or sympathy. ● the poor man s Cf. ↑the poor man s …   English terms dictionary

  • English Poor Laws — Poor Law redirects here. For the Poor Law systems of Scotland and Ireland, see Scottish Poor Laws and Irish Poor Laws. Although many deterrent workhouses developed in the period after the New Poor Law, some had already been built under the… …   Wikipedia

  • Poor Palatines — The Poor Palatines were some 13,000 German refugees from the Upper Rhine who fled to England between May and November 1709. Their arrival in England, and the inability for the British Government to integrate them, caused a highly politicized… …   Wikipedia

  • poor — adj. 1 lacking adequate money or means to live comfortably. 2 (foll. by in) deficient in (a possession or quality) (the poor in spirit). 3 a scanty, inadequate (a poor crop). b less good than is usual or expected (poor visibility; is a poor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor — adjective 1》 lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal. 2》 of a low or inferior standard or quality.     ↘(poor in) lacking in. 3》 deserving of pity or sympathy. Phrases the poor man s an inferior or cheaper… …   English new terms dictionary

  • poor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. indigent (see poverty); inferior, faulty, unsatisfactory, imperfect, defective; humble; weak, flimsy. See insufficiency, imperfection, disease.Ant., rich, wealthy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking …   English dictionary for students

  • Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor — The United Charities Building, after 1893 the headquarters of the AICP and other charitable organizations; the successor organization, the Community Service Society is still located there The Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor… …   Wikipedia

  • Origins of the Poor Law system — The origins of the Poor Law system in Britain can be traced as far back as the fifteenth century. Monasteries were in decline and their eventual dissolution during the Reformation caused poor relief to move from a largely voluntary basis to a… …   Wikipedia

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