Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being a mendicant; the state of beggary, or the act of begging.
- n. The act or state of being a mendicant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The condition of being mendicant; beggary; begging.
- n. a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
- n. the state of being a beggar or mendicant
- mendicant + -cy (Wiktionary)
“To beg for votes, as if they were alms or broken victuals, is a form of mendicancy which is incompatible with common self-respect, and yet it is a self-abasement which thirty years ago custom imperatively demanded.”
“And into my face I strove to throw all the wan wistfulness of famished and ingenuous youth of mendicancy.”
“Additionally, in medieval society unaccompanied and unsupervised women were seen as dangerous, to both themselves and others; so Dominican women were also denied the mendicancy that the men of the Order practiced. 12 To have espoused any other attitude would have been viewed as unnatural.”
“I haven't begged for books in a long time. . .and despite this lapse in mendicancy on my part, several of you generous folks continue to fire books my way.”
“He established a system of poor relief, taxed the nobles and the clergy to pay its costs, and then made mendicancy a crime.”
“The unconquered Hercules himself, since you despise my instances as drawn from mere mendicancy, Hercules that roamed the whole world, exterminated monsters, and conquered races, god though he was, had but a skin for raiment and a staff for company in the days when he wandered through the earth.”
“Regarding the Roma minority, the decree does not include new rules, except for rougher sentences for those who practice mendicancy involving children - up to 3 years in jail and decay from parental rights, in case the minors put to beg are their children.”
“(Zakát): thus he avoided the shame and scandal of mendicancy which, beginning in the Catholic countries of Southern Europe, extends to”
“These musical ritualists are necessary for calendrical festivals shown in the video such as pilgrimage during Rande Purnima “Widows' Full Moon”, when the goddess and her devidasis are temporarily widowed, processions in the “Baby-Dropping Ritual”, and for biweekly mendicancy rounds and oracle rituals.”
“In the second place, with an unquenchable thirst and longing for Christ, the most authentic dimension of our Priesthood is mendicancy, simple and continuous prayer that is learned in silent orison.”
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