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mendicant (not comparable)
- Depending on alms for a living.
- Of or pertaining to a beggar.
- Of or pertaining to a member of a religious order forbidden to own property, and who must beg for a living.
depending on alms
or or pertaining to a member of a religious order who begs
mendicant (plural mendicants)
- A pauper who lives by begging.
- A religious friar, forbidden to own personal property, who begs for a living.