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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A beggar.

Usage examples (34)
  • It seemed that there was a mendicant on every corner during the holidays.
  • mendicant friars
  • One is not to be called a mendicant for his having only renounced his possessions, or for his having only adopted a life of dependence on eleemosynary charity.
  • Just to be clear, the link for the word "mendicant" seem to equate it with "begging". for more
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