Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of mendicare 'to beg', from mendicus 'beggar'

mendicant

noun
     
men‧di‧cant [countable] formal
RR someone who asks people for money in order to live, usually for religious reasons
mendicant adjective

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