|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
(adj.) 1) begging; living on alms; 2) characteristic of a beggar; 3) of or designating a religious order whose members (friars) originally lived primarily on alms; (n.) beggar, a person who lives by begging
Many people find it difficult to support mendicants who make little effort to find gainful employment; others give non-judgmentally.
Related English word: mendicancy
Latin root word: mendico, mendicare, ---, mendicatus - to beg