- the practice of begging, as for alms.
- the state or condition of being a beggar.
Origin of mendicancy
Related Words for mendicancybegging, indigence, impoverishment, destitution, poorness, penury, mendicancy, mendicity, pauperism, impecuniosity
Examples from the Web for mendicancy
Historical Examples of mendicancy
And yet for some of them this life of brawls and vodka, of theft and mendicancy, is a very hell.Maxim Gorki
The mendicancy laws have taken from him his human demand on Man.Eugenics and Other Evils
G. K. Chesterton
The first decree on the subject of mendicancy was issued May 20th, 1790.
It was easy, however, to decree the extinction of mendicancy.
How could disorderly living of this sort lead to anything but mendicancy?The Surprises of Life