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Synonyms for mendicancy

the condition of being a beggar

Synonyms for mendicancy

the state of being a beggar or mendicant

a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

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His "Bonaventure's Defense of Mendicancy," in A Companion to Saint Bonaventure, ed.
The people interviewed specified their occupations while in France, which did not include mendicancy and petty crime.
65) Conveniently repealing the medieval sanctity of poverty and mendicancy, and displacing the passionate tradition of Christian distributivism urged by the Commonwealthmen, the rogues gallery of cheerily cunning parasites ideologically anesthetized guilt over re-enserfing victims of enclosure, depopulation, and ill-chance in the ghastly new proletariat.
In addition, Francis's poverty and mendicancy meant of course that he lived much of his life outdoors.
Religious mendicancy contributes to about five per cent in begging and it is generally practiced at the vicinity of religious places like temples, mosques, etc.
Indeed, Como argues that the preoccupation with spirit pacification among the cultic followers of Shotoku influenced critical aspects of Gyoki's movement that emphasized begging and mendicancy.
42) His contemporary, Bonaventure, who was much more involved in the defense of evangelical poverty and mendicancy, wrote extensively on the possession of property as a useful means to salvation.
1600: Painting, Pastoralism and Spectacle"; Livio Pestilli, "Blindness, Lameness and Mendicancy in Italy (from the 14th to the 18th Centuries)"; John Gash, "The Caravaggesque Toothpuller"; Helen Langdon, "Relics of the Golden Age: The Vagabond Philosopher"; Carmen Fracchia, "Constructing the Black Slave in Early Modern Spanish Painting"; M.
Beneath the arguments over the Eucharist and mendicancy were the twin issues of hierarchical power and especially of priestly power: what dissenters saw as the outsized importance of the clergy in the medieval church is a microcosm of what national leaders viewed as a formidable political and economic force outside their jurisdiction.
Historically one locates the origin of the Franciscan shift away from peripatetic mendicancy and toward an institutional model reminiscent of earlier orders in the split between Spirituals and Conventuals.
Not long after Green's visit, mendicancy reappears in the tour books.
Joining the flow of commercial and political traffic were Buddhist priests who, in the tradition of their Heian period (794-1185) predecessors, practised nonattachment to worldly matters by leading lives of mendicancy.
In Burma, Thailand and Nepal there are still begging monks, much loved by the people, whereas we Franciscans gave up mendicancy almost immediately.
To be successful in the work of converting Jews one must not shrink from mummery, mendicancy and mendacity.
The surrounding countries cannot tolerate North Korea's militant mendicancy forever.