mendicant definition

  • adjective:
    • based on alms for an income; exercising begging.
    • based on alms for an income.
    • Of or pertaining to a beggar.
    • Of or related to a part of a religious purchase prohibited to possess home, and who must beg for a full time income.
    • Practicing beggary; begging; residing on alms.
    • exercising beggary
  • noun:
    • A beggar.
    • an associate of an order of friars forbidden to possess property in accordance, whom work or beg with regards to their lifestyle.
    • A pauper who lives by begging.
    • A religious friar forbidden to own private home just who begs for a living.
    • A beggar; esp., one who makes a small business of begging; especially, a begging friar.
    • A beggar; one who lives by asking alms; specifically, a member of a begging purchase or fraternity; a begging friar.
    • a pauper whom lives by begging
    • a male member of a religious order that initially relied exclusively on alms
  • others:
    • Begging; reduced to an ailment of beggary
    • Practising beggary; residing by alms or doles: since, a mendicant friar. See friar.

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