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mendicant friars


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(literally, ‘begging’ brothers).

Religious orders which renounced the right to own income-producing properties. The term is now largely meaningless, since most if not all of the originally mendicant orders have been given the right to own capital.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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