the practice of begging, as for alms.
the state or condition of being a beggar.
- non·men·di·can·cy, noun
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How to use mendicancy in a sentence
The theory of the Roman Catholic religion positively encourages mendicancy.
mendicancy, preaching, hearing confessions, and teaching publicly were the capital sins that consigned the Friars to reprobation.Saint Bonaventure | Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
I always bow down unto the Brahmanas whose mode of living is mendicancy.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 | Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Mrs Wilfer's first visit to the Mendicant's bride at the new abode of mendicancy, was a grand event.Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
As sure as I'm alive I'll commit you for a rogue and vagabond, for mendicancy and assault.Humphrey Bold | Herbert Strang