Its peculiar brand of belligerent mendicancy has failed to win much sympathy.
When it is impossible to repress mendicancy by the above means they shall prosecute imposters.
Word Origin and History for mendicancy
"state or condition of beggary," 1790, from mendicant + -cy. Also in this sense was mendicity (c.1400), from Old French mendicité "begging," from Latin mendicitatem (nominative mendicitas) "beggary, mendicity."