Definition of mendicant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmendɪkənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmendɪkənt//
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(especially of members of religious groups) living by asking people for money and food Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin mendicant- ‘begging’, from the verb mendicare, from mendicus ‘beggar’, from mendum ‘fault’.

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