Pronunciation: (men'di-kunt), [key]
1. begging; practicing begging; living on alms.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar.
1. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
2. a member of any of several orders of friars that originally forbade ownership of property, subsisting mostly on alms.
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