1. [ noun ] (religion) a male religious of an order of mendicant preachers of the gospel
Synonyms: friar
Related terms: religious Gray_Friar Black_Friar Austin_Friar White_Friar
2. [ adjective ] practicing beggary

"mendicant friars"

Related terms: beseeching
3. [ noun ] a pauper who lives by begging
Synonyms: beggar
Related terms: pauper beggarman beggarwoman panhandler Lazarus sannyasi moocher beggar
Similar spelling:   mendicancy