mendicancy

noun
men·​di·​can·​cy | \ ˈmen-di-kən(t)-sē How to pronounce mendicancy (audio) \

Definition of mendicancy

1 : the condition of being a beggar
2 : the practice of begging

First Known Use of mendicancy

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mendicancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mendicancy. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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