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(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.


(ɪˈtɪnərənsɪ; aɪ-) or


1. the act of itinerating
2. (Protestantism) chiefly Methodist Church the system of appointing a minister to a circuit of churches or chapels
3. itinerants collectively


(aɪˈtɪn ər ən si, ɪˈtɪn-)

also i•tin•er•a•cy

(-ə si)

1. the act of traveling from place to place, esp. in the discharge of duty or the conducting of business.
2. the state of being itinerant.
3. the system of rotation governing the ministry of the Methodist Church.

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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In "Continuities: Mobility and Migration from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Century," Hoerder analyzes the itinerancy of nobles, warfaring mercenaries, rural people, servants, and pilgrim-cleric wanderings.
293) Indeed, at times, the Yates family seemed to imitate the Woronieckis--a bus-living, home-schooling, Bible-reading brood relishing the isolation of itinerancy.
Moreover, it is the highly dubious conclusions that grow out of the itinerancy hypothesis and its younger cousin the Cynic hypothesis--hypotheses against which A.
The rarely articulated issue of decline in itinerancy as a motivation for late fourteenth-century domestic and social developments (Woolgar 1999 is an exception) cannot entirely stand up in the case of cathedral palaces.
It is imperative to find a virtue in itinerancy because this is the world now.
Notably, the social upheaval of the early Medieval period caused by the separation of the imperial court from the shogunate uprooted individuals and forced them into itinerancy (Fukuda 1981: 2).
Itinerancy makes the serial killer a ubiquitous threat.
The themes of the stories in this volume prove to be as diverse as any collection, yet they are familiar and recognizable to many readers: the misfortunes of love in Jose Bianco's "El limite," Adolfo Bioy Casares's "En memoria de Paulina," Leopoldo Lugones's "Agueda," and Manuel Mujica Lainez's "Los amores de Leonor Montalvo"; the arbitrary nature of violence and hatred in Abelardo Castillo's "Macabeo" and Rodolfo Walsh's "Un oscuro dia de justicia"; the perils of itinerancy, sometimes in the same place (Haroldo Conti's "El ultimo"), sometimes through different geographies and centuries (Rodolfo E.
Initially, a young husband demonstrated manly self-discipline by ceasing the drinking, gambling, promiscuity, and itinerancy of his bachelor years.
Reading Luke-Acts as a continuous unit, Johnson shows how the first generation church lived a prophetic manner of life as a wav of being in the world embodied in four interlocking dimensions: poverty, itinerancy, prayer, and servant leadership.
After 1800, many black activists adapted the pietistic model of itinerancy and evangelism to agitate against both slavery and racial discrimination.
That 'feeling' arose from the levelling experiences of isolation, itinerancy and independence ensuing from their work in the frontier pastoral industry.