noun Etymology: Middle English mendicite, from Middle French mendicité, from Latin mendicitat-, mendicitas, from mendicus Date: 15th century mendicancy

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  • Mendicity — Men*dic i*ty, n. [L. mendicitas: cf. F. mendicit[ e]. See {Mendicant}.] The practice of begging; the life of a beggar; mendicancy. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mendicity — index poverty, privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mendicity — mendacity, mendicity Mendacity (from Latin mendax ‘lying’) means ‘habitual lying or deceiving’, whereas mendicity (from Latin mendicare ‘to beg’) means ‘the practice or habit of begging’. The words are ultimately related in having a common… …   Modern English usage

  • mendicity — /men dis i tee/, n. mendicancy. [1350 1400; ME mendicite < L mendicitas beggary, equiv. to mendic(us) needy, beggarly + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mendicity — noun the state of being a beggar; mendicancy or beggary …   Wiktionary

  • mendicity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being a beggar: beggary, mendicancy. See RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • mendicity — men·dic·i·ty || men dɪsÉ™tɪ n. mendicancy, practice of begging; life of a beggar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mendicity — n. Beggary, mendicancy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • mendicity — men·dic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • mendicity — /mɛnˈdɪsəti/ (say men disuhtee) noun 1. the practice of begging. 2. the condition of life of a beggar. {Middle English mendicite, from Latin mendīcitas beggary} …   Australian English dictionary

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