mendicancy

noun

men·​di·​can·​cy ˈmen-di-kən(t)-sē How to pronounce mendicancy (audio)
1
: the condition of being a beggar
2
: the practice of begging

Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mendicancy was in 1711

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Cite this Entry

“Mendicancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mendicancy. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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