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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.
Aiming for an expanded and more nuanced understanding of religious orders that exist by means of alms or begging, this collection offers a close look at the origins and foundations of mendicancy, the development and articulation of mendicant ideals, and the function of mendicancy in the context of economic realities.
In other words, I raised it from mere mendicancy to professionalism.
One form that this took was the grant of a begging license, which exempted individuals for a period of time--usually less than a year--from the ordinary restrictions against mendicancy.
This is when the out-of-work fishermen leave their homes in droves to take up mendicancy, drinking arrack and wandering the streets of the city for alms.
See Susan Schweik, "Begging the Question: Disability, Mendicancy, Speech and the Law," Narrative 15 no.
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.
Susan Schweik in "Begging the Question: Disability, Mendicancy, Speech and the Law," develops a persuasive account of the connections between American attitudes toward the poor and American attitudes toward the disabled in her analysis of "unsightly beggar ordinances" and some legal challenges to them.
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.