Mendicant

Definition of Mendicant

Men´di`cant
a.1.Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.
Mendicant orders
(R. C. Ch.) certain monastic orders which are forbidden to acquire landed property and are required to be supported by alms, esp. the Franciscans, the Dominicans, the Carmelites, and the Augustinians.
n.1.A beggar; esp., one who makes a business of begging; specifically, a begging friar.

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