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mendicity (s) (noun), mendicities (pl)
1. The practice of pleading for monetary revenue or assistance: As economic conditions get worse, there are more individuals who are depending on mendicity for survival as seen in cities and smaller towns.
2. The life of a beggar: Living in mendicity often means spending nights sleeping under overpasses, in doorways, alleyways, or any place he or she can find shelter.

Some metropolitan areas provide special places for people existing in mendicities to sleep so they don't have to be in front of buildings or stores during the night.

3. Etymology: from Latin mendicitas, "beggary"; from mendicare, "to beg".
A habit of begging.
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A less common term for a beggar or for begging. (1)