The definition of a mendicant is a beggar.(noun)
A person who is begging for money on a street corner is an example of a mendicant.
Mendicant is defined as a person who is prone to begging or who is likely to beg.(adjective)
A person who is continually pleading for things is an example of a mendicant person.
See mendicant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L mendicans (gen. mendicantis), prp. of mendicare, to beg < mendicus, needy: for base see mendacious
See mendicant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin mendīcāns, mendīcant-
Origin: , present participle of mendīcāre, to beg
Origin: , from mendīcus, needy, beggar
Origin: , from mendum, physical defect.
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