mendicant order


: any of various religious orders (as the Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, or Augustinians) in which monastic life and outside religious activity are combined and in which neither personal nor community tenure of property is allowed under original regulations though less stringent regulations regarding the ownership and use of property now usually prevail

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“Mendicant order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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