[ men-di-kuhn-see ]
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  1. the practice of begging, as for alms.

  2. the state or condition of being a beggar.

Origin of mendicancy

First recorded in 1780–90; mendic(ant) + -ancy

Other words from mendicancy

  • non·men·di·can·cy, noun

Words Nearby mendicancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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