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Pronunciation : Men"di*cant
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. mendicans, -antis, p. pr. of mendicare to beg, fr. mendicus beggar, indigent.]
Definition : Defn: Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars. Mendicant orders (R. C. Ch.), certain monastic orders which are forbidden to acquire landed property and are required to be supported by alms, esp. the Franciscans, the Dominicans, the Carmelites, and the Augustinians.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Men"di*cant
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A beggar; esp., one who makes a business of begging; specifically, a begging friar.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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