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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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Arrests for mendicity increased between 1841 and 1842 in Franconia, the Palatinate, and Lower Bavaria by 30 percent to 50 percent (Mayr 1867, 136-37).
In this essay, Lamb challenges the early nineteenth-century innovation of voluntary charity and attacks the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity (founded 1818) for its bureaucratic attempt to distinguish the deserving poor from imposters.
Lamb attacks the Mendicity Society's efforts to reduce imposture among beggars by regulating middle-class donations.
7) This statement really requires hard evidence, for the data collected by the Mendicity Society in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars suggests that native Londoners comprised only 20 per cent of the beggars in the metropolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
beginning their war upon mendicity in all its forms, and by implication, if not directly, on Almsgiving 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.
53) Similarly, they constituted a clear majority of the clients of what came to be the Mendicity Society, a large London charity of the period.
7) Cissie Fairchilds looked to the Committee on Mendicity of the Constituent Assembly for a definition of poverty in eighteenth-century France; by its measure "perhaps one-half of the French population of the Old Regime lived in poverty.
Adams has studied more fully than anyone else the considerable contemporary literature on the theme of mendicity.