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English definition of “mendicant”

mendicant

noun [C] uk   /ˈmen.dɪ.kənt/ formal us  
someone who lives by asking people they do not know for money, especially a member of a religious groupHomelessnessPoor people
mendicant
adjective uk   us  
Poor people
(Definition of mendicant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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