mendicant\ friar


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  • mendicant — [men′di kənt] adj. [L mendicans (gen. mendicantis), prp. of mendicare, to beg < mendicus, needy: for base see MENDACIOUS] 1. asking for alms; begging 2. of or characteristic of a beggar 3. designating or of any of various religious orders… …   English World dictionary

  • mendicant — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, Sabbatarian, Trappist, Waldensian, abbacomes, abbot, abstainer, abstinent, anchorite, anchoritic, ascetic, austere, beadsman, beggar, beggared, beggarly, begging, bereaved, bereft,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mendicant — adj. & n. adj. 1 begging. 2 (of a friar) living solely on alms. n. 1 a beggar. 2 a mendicant friar. Derivatives: mendicancy n. mendicity n. Etymology: L mendicare beg f. mendicus beggar f. mendum fault …   Useful english dictionary

  • mendicant — men•di•cant [[t]ˈmɛn dɪ kənt[/t]] adj. 1) begging; living on alms 2) pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar 3) rel of or pertaining to various religious orders, as the Dominicans or the Franciscans, that combine the monastic life with an… …   From formal English to slang

  • mendicant — /ˈmɛndəkənt / (say menduhkuhnt) adjective 1. begging, practising begging, or living on alms: *reduction to a remnant, and final relegation to the position of a mendicant caste –c.d. rowley, 1970. 2. relating to or characteristic of a beggar.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mendicant — One who lived on alms; a mendicant *friar belonging to of one of the three orders, *Franciscan, *Dominican, *Carmelite. Their members lived on alms while travelling in the world beyond their monastery on the look out for and preaching against… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Mendicant — Beggar. Member of a religious order dependent upon alms for sustenance. Mendicant friar. See also Franciscans …   Medieval glossary

  • Friar — • A member of one of the mendicant orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Friar     Friar     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mendicant Friars — • Members of those religious orders which, originally, by vow of poverty renounced all proprietorship not only individually but also (and in this differing from the monks) in common, relying for support on their own work and on the charity of the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • friar — friar, monk A friar is a member of a mendicant (i.e. living on alms) or originally mendicant religious order of men, especially the Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Franciscans, who live among the people and do good works. A monk can… …   Modern English usage

  • Friar — Fri ar, n. [OR. frere, F. fr[ e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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