mendicant

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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 all-sweeping besom of societarian reformation--your only modern Alcides' club to rid the time of its abuses--is uplift with many-handed sway to extirpate the last fluttering tatters of the bugbear Mendicity from the metropolis.
Arrests for mendicity increased between 1841 and 1842 in Franconia, the Palatinate, and Lower Bavaria by 30 percent to 50 percent (Mayr 1867, 136-37).
As Emmanuel Levinas writes about the language of mendicity in Totality and Infinity:
7) This statement really requires hard evidence, for the data collected by the Mendicity Society in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars suggests that native Londoners comprised only 20 per cent of the beggars in the metropolis.
and Mendicity in Seventeenth-Century France," International Review
to Enquire into the State of Mendicity and Vagrancy in the Metropolis (London, 1815), 69-71 ("those sailors who may be seen about dragging a ship"), 76-81.
In her epilogue, Pugliatti takes up the prevailing contemporary view that the poor, no longer sharply divided between the genuinely impotent to be helped and the idly able-bodied to be condemned, count as failures in the social order that point to the incoherence or immorality of that order: "anxiety about mendicity has now become part of the guilty conscience which involves all of us as regards the great dichotomies which dominate the world and about which we are unable, or unwilling, to envisage effective remedies" (191).
Your mendacious tool of tongue magnified auscultation worked my mendicity.
The insurgents had seized buildings on both sides of the Liffey in the vicinity of the barracks and a group of about twenty men under Sean Heuston occupied the Mendicity Institution on the south side, thus preventing troops moving along the northern quays toward another insurgent stronghold at the Four Courts.
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An inquiry into the state of mendicity initiated in 1796 by Lord Pelham, with the support of the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Labouring Classes, was abandoned six years later.
Clopper in 'Langland's Persona: An Anatomy of the Mendicant orders' argues that 'Langland very carefully created the Wanderer as a persona who conflares images of the two principal kinds of mendicity, the itineracy of the Franciscans and Dominicans and the eremiticism of the Austin Friars and Carmelites' (155).