(English history) a rate or tax levied by parishes for the relief or support of the poor
[poo r] /pʊər/ adjective, poorer, poorest. 1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare. 2. Law. dependent upon charity or public support. 3. (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds. 4. characterized by or showing poverty. 5. deficient or […]
[poo r-spir-i-tid] /ˈpʊərˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. having or showing a poor, cowardly, or abject spirit.
- Poor relation
noun 1. a person or thing considered inferior to another or others: plastic is a poor relation of real leather An inferior member of a group, as in Many regard Turkey as the poor relation in the European alliance. This expression, first recorded in 1720 for a family member in humble circumstances, began to be […]
/ˈpuːrˌtɪθ/ noun 1. (Scot) a variant of puirtith