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A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
intr.v. vag·a·bond·ed, vag·a·bond·ing, vag·a·bonds
To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.

[Middle English vagabonde, from Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, wandering, from Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.]

vag′a·bond′age n.
vag′a·bond′ism n.
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 vagabonds collectively, 1853.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vagabondage - travelling about without any clear destinationvagabondage - travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
drifting - aimless wandering from place to place
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References in classic literature ?
Everybody knows where to find Durdles, when he's wanted.' Which, if not strictly true, is approximately so, if taken to express that Durdles may always be found in a state of vagabondage somewhere.
It is a real testament to the film's empathy without sentimentality that we can feel the gain of that transformation, even though what is gained is merely the freedom of vagabondage.
(In Berlin's uneven response to THE SONG OF THE TOWER, his reading of Yeats may be embodied in what he refers to as "The vagabondage of inspired men." (4)) Graham wrote to Berlin in 1947 that "Yeats is specially strong to read in Cornwall" (NF, 71).
Vagabondage and begging increased as people flocked to the Church in search of either positions or alms.
As Bauman says, "Increasingly, being poor is seen as a crime; becoming poor, as the product of criminal predispositions or intentions--abuse of alcohol, gambling, drugs, truancy, and vagabondage. The poor, far from meriting care and assistance, deserve hate and condemnation--as the very incarnation of sin." (24)
From the mind of master Geneva watchmaker FranAaAaAeAoois-Paul Journe com the last installment in the limited collection of his trilogy Vagabondage timepiece series.
Separated from his papers still on board the departed freighter, Gales finds himself in an utterly alienating interwar Europe, where lack of documentation triggers the onset of a condition or way of life perhaps treated most famously in modern literature by Hamsun, Gorky, and Orwell: that of vagabondage. Recognizing Gales's vagabond status is important because, as scholars such as Tim Cresswell, Ana Aliverti, and Thomas Nail argue, the vagabond has been the primary target of immigration restrictions in the twentieth century.
En chiffres, cette brigade a reussi a fin aout 2017 a traiter plusieurs delits, dont 2.160 cas relatifs au phenomene des faux guides et 350 cas d'ebriete manifeste, a arreter 140 personnes en flagrant delit de vol, 130 personnes pour violence et possession illegale d'armes blanches, et a admettre 1.780 personnes en situation de vagabondage ou de mendicite ou souffrant de maladies mentales dans des centres de protection sociale ou dans des etablissements sanitaires specialises.