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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mendīcāns, present participle of mendīcō (beg). Compare French mendiant.

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mendicant (not comparable)

  1. Depending on alms for a living.
  2. Of or pertaining to a beggar.
  3. Of or pertaining to a member of a religious order forbidden to own property, and who must beg for a living.

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mendicant (plural mendicants)

  1. A pauper who lives by begging.
  2. A religious friar, forbidden to own personal property, who begs for a living.

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