1. begging; practicing begging; living on alms.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar.
3. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
4. a member of any of several orders of friars that originally forbade ownership of property, subsisting mostly on alms.
The local homeless man seemed to defy the sterotype of a mendicant, as he had an email address that he checked at the Apple store.