mendicancy

  • 1 Mendicancy — Men di*can*cy, n. The condition of being mendicant; beggary; begging. Burke. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 mendicancy — index poverty, privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 mendicancy — (n.) state or condition of beggary, 1790, from MENDICANT (Cf. mendicant) + CY (Cf. cy). Also in this sense was mendicity (c.1400), from O.Fr. mendicité begging, from L. mendicitatem (nom. mendicitas) beggary, mendicity …

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  • 4 mendicancy — noun 1. a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person) • Syn: ↑beggary, ↑begging • Derivationally related forms: ↑mendicant, ↑beg (for: ↑beggary) …

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  • 5 mendicancy — noun Date: 1711 1. the condition of being a beggar 2. the practice of begging …

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  • 6 mendicancy — /men di keuhn see/, n. 1. the practice of begging, as for alms. 2. the state or condition of being a beggar. [1780 90; MENDIC(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …

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  • 7 mendicancy — noun The act or state of being a mendicant …

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  • 8 mendicancy — Synonyms and related words: bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, begging, bumming, cadging, deprivation, destitution, empty purse, grinding poverty, gripe, hand to mouth existence, homelessness, impoverishment, indigence, lack …

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  • 9 mendicancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being a beggar: beggary, mendicity. See RICH …

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  • 10 mendicancy — men·di·can·cy || mendɪkÉ™nsɪ n. poverty, state of destitution; practice of begging …

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  • 11 mendicancy — n. Beggary, mendicity …

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  • 12 mendicancy — n beggary, mendicity, pauperism, pau perage; alms begging, Inf. panhandling, scrounging, Inf. bumming; poverty, indigence, penury, destitution, pennilessness, impecuniosity, neediness; Inf. hardupness, Queer Street, skid row; insolvency,… …

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  • 13 mendicancy — men·di·can·cy …

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  • 14 mendicancy squad — noun police who arrested beggars and homeless people It did not exactly beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the look out for the mendicancy squad. The Gift of the Magi O. Henry 1906 …

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  • 15 Beggary — Beg gar*y, n. [OE. beggerie. See {Beggar}, n.] 1. The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty. [1913 Webster] 2. Beggarly appearance. [R.] [1913 Webster] The freedom and the beggary of the old studio. Thackeray.… …

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  • 17 Shramana — A Shramana (Sanskrit sa. श्रमण IAST|śramaṇa , Pāli pi. शमण IAST|samaṇa ) is a wandering monk in certain ascetic traditions of ancient India, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Ājīvika religion (now extinct). Famous IAST|śramaṇa include religious… …

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  • 18 Jain philosophy — (Sanskrit: Jain darsana ; sa. जैन दर्शन) deals extensively with the problems of metaphysics, reality, cosmology, ontology, epistemology and divinity. Jainism is essentially a transtheistic religion of ancient India. [Zimmer (1969), p.182] It is a …

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  • 19 monasticism — /meuh nas teuh siz euhm/, n. the monastic system, condition, or mode of life. [1785 95; MONASTIC + ISM] * * * Institutionalized religious movement whose members are bound by vows to an ascetic life of prayer, meditation, or good works. Members of …

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  • 20 poverty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of money Nouns 1. poverty, impecuniousness, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want, poverty line or level; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties; bad, poor, or …

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