[syn: beggary, begging, mendicancy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mendicancy \Men"di*can*cy\, n.
The condition of being mendicant; beggary; begging. --Burke.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "mendicancy":
bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, begging,
bumming, cadging, deprivation, destitution, empty purse,
grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness,
impoverishment, indigence, lack, mendicity, moneylessness,
mooching, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, panhandling,
pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch, privation, scrounging,