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.
From his dealings with Madame Bavoil, Durtal learns a form of topological mortification: the homebody attached to his mattress and his knickknacks cultivates an illusion of itineracy and receptivity to change.
Hook's Killing No Murder: 'Buskin is the manager of a strolling company, who, tired of itineracy, and panting for fame, is determined on a London engagement.