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mendicant

noun

1 mendicant

A male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms.

synonym: friar.

Roget 996: clergy, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the desk.    clergyman, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, ... show more

Dutch: monnik, bedelbroeder, bedelmonnik, broeder, convers, frater, kloosterbroeder, lekenbroeder, mendicant, ordebroeder



2 mendicant

A pauper who lives by begging.

synonym: beggar.

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Roget 767: petitioner, solicitor, applicant; suppliant, supplicant; suitor, candidate, claimant, postulant, aspirant, competitor, bidder; place hunter, pot hunter; ... show more

Dutch: armoedzaaier, bedelaar, bedelman
Polish: dziad, ┼╝ebrak

adjective

1 mendicant

Practicing beggary.


Moby thesaurus: Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, Sabbatarian, Trappist, Waldensian, abbacomes, abbot, abstainer, abstinent, anchorite, anchoritic, ascetic, austere, beadsman, beggar, beggared, beggarly, begging, bereaved ... show more.

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