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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.
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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.
It certainly contains many of the key ingredients by construction: strong electronic correlations, competi tion between localization and itineracy, Mott physics, and low-energy spin excitations.
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.