Begger vs Mendicant - What's the difference?

begger | mendicant |


As nouns the difference between begger and mendicant

is that begger is while mendicant is a pauper who lives by begging.

As an adjective mendicant is

depending on alms for a living.

begger

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • mendicant

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Depending on alms for a living.
  • Of or pertaining to a beggar.
  • Of or pertaining to a member of a religious order forbidden to own property, and who must beg for a living.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pauper who lives by begging.
  • A religious friar, forbidden to own personal property, who begs for a living.