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English definition of “mendicant”

mendicant

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