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Synonyms for mendicity

the condition of being a beggar

Synonyms for mendicity

the state of being a beggar or mendicant

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The first paragraph of the 1816 Report from the Select Committee on the State of Mendicity in the Metropolis states:
Original language, already demand, already, precisely as such, misery, for the in-itself of being, already mendicity, but also already imperative which maizes me respond for the mortal, for the neighbour, despite my own death, message of difficult saintliness, of sacrifice; origin of value and of goodness, idea of human order in the order given to the human.
The evidence can be found in the annual reports of the Mendicity Society.
The giddy play on words that makes Chum's mendacity, as if by the magic of a single letter's alteration, work the uncanny effect of Leno's mendicity, happens to be Plautus's own--
Mendacity and mendicity are not cognates but olden equated by arrogant non-mendicants.
Almshouses were endowed in Quebec, Trois Rivieres, and Montreal; a General Hospital was established at Quebec to cope with the growing problem of mendicity.
He is not told, however, that the assassination was carried out unknowingly by another of his sons, the unfortunate Zoaetoa, who, at the beginning of this novel in flashback, is living in exile and remorse and has been reduced to the lowest form of mendicity.
William Olejniczak detects an underlying contradiction in the revolutionaries' discourse on mendicity Even as the latter spoke of the rights of the poor to subsistence, they tended to criminalize those without subsistence by accusing them of being professional beggars undeserving of "charity.
Almost a century later in 1871, the government of Benito Juarez issued a new penal code that relegalized begging, thus ending a long experiment in eliminating mendicity by confinement.
Both colonial and republican administrators believed that the Poor House could serve to eradicate mendicity.
In 1846 and 1847 Origny was a centre of mendicity, and the sub-prefect described it as being one of the worst places in the area.
What he means by this is elucidated in a note dictated many years later to Isabella Fenwick: "The political economists were about that time beginning their war upon mendicity in all its forms and by implication, if not directly, on Alms-giving also.
Scarcely one decade before the outbreak of the First World War, the problem of vagabondage and mendicity was so widespread in many parts of rural France that social commentators often likened the situation to the explosive one of the 1780s.
beginning their war upon mendicity in all its forms, and by implication, if not directly, on Almsgiving also.