mendicancy

play
noun men·di·can·cy \ˈmen-di-kən(t)-sē\

Definition of mendicancy

  1. 1 :  the condition of being a beggar

  2. 2 :  the practice of begging

1711

First Known Use of mendicancy

1711


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mendicancy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!