impecuniosity


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im·pe·cu·ni·ous

 (ĭm′pĭ-kyo͞o′nē-əs)
adj.
Having little or no money.

[in- + pecunious, rich (from Middle English, from Old French pecunios, from Latin pecūniōsus, from pecūnia, money, wealth; see peku- in Indo-European roots).]

im′pe·cu′ni·ous·ly adv.
im′pe·cu′ni·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Loose women, treating him as a friend, told him the troubles, difficulties, and successes of their lives; and card-sharpers, respecting his impecuniosity, stood him dinners and lent him five-pound notes.
Hubbard was a florid, red-whiskered little man, whose admiration for art was considerably tempered by the inveterate impecuniosity of most of the artists who dealt with him.
Aynesworth made his way to the inn, cursing his impecuniosity and Wingrave's brutal indifference.
Neither was he intimate with any of the other bigger boys, who were warned off by his oddnesses, for he was a very queer fellow; besides, amongst other failings, he had that of impecuniosity in a remarkable degree.
He argued that this deterioration was not an accident and had two driving forces behind it: "the impecuniosity of Governments and the superior influence of the debtor class." (10) Later he stated, "When the value of money is greatly fluctuating, the distinction between capital and income becomes confused.
(67) See Zhan, supra note 62 at para 5 (discussing consumer's impecuniosity); Straus, supra note 62 at para 36 (stating that the consumers were of modest means); Berube, supra note 62 at paras 2-3 (involving a consumer who lost all her assets due to gambling).
Judges may voluntarily resign by reason of ill health, infirmity, boredom or impecuniosity, or to pursue other positions; they may be nudged out of office by their peers or head of jurisdiction if their capacity to discharge the functions of office is in doubt; or they may be removed by reason of misconduct or incapacity.
The impersonal nomenclature by which the wife names her spouse influences the language the narrator chooses when describing the unwanted husband, referring to him repeatedly as "mari d'elle" (99-105), literally "her husband." The source of the couple's discontentment stems from what the wife sees as her husband's perpetual impecuniosity, his wasteful spending of the income she provides as a popular entertainer.
Striking out the 32-yearold's claims that he was penniless, Judge Grubb said: "I have grave doubts as to whether impecuniosity is relevant in deciding whether a party should in principle be subject to an order for costs.
Striking out the 32-year-old's claims that he was penniless, Judge Grubb said: "I have grave doubts as to whether impecuniosity is relevant in deciding whether a party should in principle be subject to an order for costs.
(169) In the Netherlands, however, impecuniosity alone, or the fact that the costs of litigating in the foreign forum would be prohibitively high, is not regarded as sufficient.