mendicancy

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

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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