mendicity

[ men-dis-i-tee ]
/ mɛnˈdɪs ɪ ti /

noun

Origin of mendicity

1350–1400; Middle English mendicite < Latin mendīcitās beggary, equivalent to mendīc(us) needy, beggarly + -itās -ity

Can be confused

mendacity mendicity
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