mendicancy mendicancy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being a beggar or mendicant
  2. (n) a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Disillusioned with "the perishable world," he suddenly renounces his princely surroundings for a life of famished mendicancy.
  2. One should equally avoid the appearance of mendicancy and that of prosperity .

Quotes

  • As Prime Minister Bruce Golding warned his colleagues in the Jamaican Parliament, even if there is a valid case to be made for development assistance, there is no entitlement and as a country and as a region we must "purge this mendicancy".
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Bruce Golding Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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