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[men-di-kuh n-see] /ˈmɛn dɪ kən si/

the practice of begging, as for alms.
the state or condition of being a beggar.

“state or condition of beggary,” 1790, from mendicant + -cy. Also in this sense was mendicity (c.1400), from Old French mendicité “begging,” from Latin mendicitatem (nominative mendicitas) “beggary, mendicity.”


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