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mendicant

1. (of a member of a religious order) dependent on alms for sustenance
2. a mendicant friar
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The late nineteenth century and early twentieth century was regarded as a period of onset of modern social work, with the establishment of the first faculty of Social Work in the Pennsylvania School of Social Work, the first journal in the field--"Monthly Register"--and the activity of the Society for Organizing Charitable Relief and repressing Mendicancy (SOC) (26) being particularly linked to the work of Mary Richmond.
In this way, Bonaventure articulates a vision equally radical to that proposed by the school of arts--that the life of holy mendicancy provides a better context for study than the natural philosophical life the masters in the school of arts offered.
Tuberculosis, lunacy, war and mendicancy must now cease.
So, mendicancy is the way of life for those who run the university.
However, militant groups criticised the Philippine government's CCT project as promoting dole-outs, mendicancy, political patronage, and corruption.
It presents a defence against their criticism or interpretations of the dual natures of Christ, the problem of predestination, Church and Papacy, mendicancy and contemplation, the seven sacraments, and a range of devotional practices.
Public actions designed to suppress mendicancy must be implemented by the state formalising the provision of aid, with priority given to rural areas.
For example, the problems of mendicancy and idleness in the days of crisis created a need for the establishment of general hospital in France.
They do so with all the more alacrity because granting council program and policy changes increasingly reward adoption of such standards, given the market values informing, for example, SSHRC's 2004 mission statement, "From Granting Council to Knowledge Council": a document that reflects, in Len Findlay's words, the "retooling of academic mendicancy to meet the demands" of a "new usury" driven by "business" agendas, within a "narrowly utilitarian" framework (51).
Like Wordsworth, Elia is concerned that systematic attempts to eradicate mendicancy only destroy the fabric of a community, but he disagrees in that for him urban life is not the threat, but the very network of personal connections that is threatened by the reformists.
Carr, Ending the Hermit Kingdom's Belligerent Mendicancy, 6 ASIA PAC.
Romanian men, women and children are also exploited within the country on purposes of sexual exploitation, forced labor and forced mendicancy.