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BEGGAR. One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Brome's 1640 personation in The Court Begger of Suckling and Davenant is here read in the context of Davenant's attempts to secure the Cockpit; it is hostile to courtly poetics as well as to individuals.
Because of his extreme piety, or perhaps as a slur because of his earlier poverty, he was soon "promoted" to almoner - chief begger of alms for the monastery.
CAIRO -- 27 June 2018: "Yes, I am a begger. I beg for money.
Publication bias was assessed statistically by Egger's test and Begger's test.
- Flicker/Shalu Sharma CAIRO -- 27 June 2018: "Yes, I am a begger. I beg for money.
In this case it appears to be one role for one and begger the rest of us.
Other standouts include Jayme Rubenstein's marvelous flourish as rival barber Adolfo Pirelli; Danny Kircher's Tobias Ragg (movingly singing "Not While I'm Around"); Al Dano's corrupt Judge Turpin; Brian Higgins' obsequious Beadle Bamford; and Donna Wresinski's emotionally tattered Begger Woman.
In a 10-hour shift a professional begger could bag EUR133.65 - twice as much as he could earn in a cleaning job.
The voluble dogs also competed in Best Begger, Best Kisser, Owner-Look-Alike and Best Popcorn Catcher contests.
She got stuck in the window frame and is said to have cried: "Yo' daft begger. Yo've set it agate.