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mendicity

[men-dis-i-tee] /mɛnˈdɪs ɪ ti/
noun
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English mendicite < Latin mendīcitās beggary, equivalent to mendīc(us) needy, beggarly + -itās -ity
Can be confused
mendacity, mendicity.
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