mendicancy

[ men-di-kuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF mendicancy
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And yet for some of them this life of brawls and vodka, of theft and mendicancy, is a very hell.

The mendicancy laws have taken from him his human demand on Man.

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?

Why, my certificate of mendicancy, as usual, when I am caught.

Mendicancy: that of the fraudulent bankrupt with negligible assets paying 1s.

As sure as I'm alive I'll commit you for a rogue and vagabond, for mendicancy and assault.

The two chief faults of the system were the principle of mendicancy and the exemption from episcopal control.

Thus Chayon after a few days of good fortune was again reduced to mendicancy.

WORD ORIGIN

"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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