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Beggar's right to stop one who'll cough up (6)


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'beggar's' is the definition.

'right to stop one who'll cough up' is the wordplay.
'right' becomes 'r' (abbreviation).
'to stop' indicates putting letters inside (stopping can mean blocking a gap).
'one who'll cough up' becomes 'payer' (someone who'll pay).
'r' put within 'payer' is 'PRAYER'.

(Other definitions for prayer that I've seen before include "words of church service?" , "Act of supplication to a deity" , "Litany" , "Earnest request" , "Request to deity" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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