- The work of begging their state of being a beggar mendicancy extreme impoverishment
- the state of being a beggar or mendicant
- a solicitation for the money or meals (especially in the pub by an evidently penniless person)
- The work of begging; their state to be a beggar; mendicancy; severe poverty.
- Beggarly appearance.
late 14c.; see beg + -ary.
(n.) The act of begging; their state to be a beggar; mendicancy; severe impoverishment.
- (n.) Beggarly look.
- (a.) Beggarly.