Definition for DES'TI-TUTE

DES'TI-TUTE, a. [L. destitutus, destituo; de and statuo, to set. Literally, set from or away.]

  1. Not having or possessing; wanting; as, destitute of virtue, or of piety; destitute of food and clothing. It differs from deprived, as it does not necessarily imply previous possession.
  2. Needy; abject; comfortless; friendless. He will regard the prayer of the destitute. – Ps. cii.

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