itineracy


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i·tin·er·an·cy

(ī-tĭn′ər-ən-sē, ĭ-tĭn′-) also i·tin·er·a·cy (-ə-sē)
n. pl. i·tin·er·an·cies also i·tin·er·a·cies
A state or system of itinerating, especially in the role or office of public speaker, minister, or judge.

itinerancy, itineracy

1. the act or state of traveling from place to place.
2. persons, collectively, whose occupation obliges them to travel constantly.
3. such an occupation. — itinerant. n., adj.
See also: Travel
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Sacred cities, to which a periodical religious pilgrimage was enjoined, or stringent laws and customs, tending to invigorate the national bond, were the check on the old rovers; and the cumulative values of long residence are the restraints on the itineracy of the present day.
34) In Letters on a Regicide Peace, similarly, Burke locates this mental itineracy in the no-man's land of revolutionary rhetoric where ordinary boundaries of morality or logic do not apply: "The foundation of their Republick is laid in moral paradoxes.
Travel has two contrary motors, the restless one, and the goal-oriented one: itineracy for its own sake, versus exploration with a predetermined destination.