Definition of pauperism in English:

pauperism

noun

  • See pauper

    • ‘Meanwhile, the country continued to descend deeper into fragmentation, general pauperism, and mutual predacity.’
    • ‘Nothing intrinsic to that process forces people into pauperism.’
    • ‘As land increases in value, poverty deepens and pauperism appears.’
    • ‘A creeping process of impoverishment ensued, accelerating progressively to become the generally recognized pauperism of the nineteenth century.’
    • ‘It offered a solution to the problems of rural congestion, pauperism, and starvation that had afflicted so many countries before 1848.’

Pronunciation

pauperism

/ˈpɔːpərɪz(ə)m/