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vagrancy

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noun va·gran·cy \ˈvā-grən(t)-sē\

Definition of vagrancy

plural

vagrancies

  1. 1 :  vagary

  2. 2 :  the state or action of being vagrant

  3. 3 :  the offense of being a vagrant



Examples of vagrancy in a sentence

  1. <a frequent victim to the vagrancies of the heart, she had a succession of passionate but short-lived romances>



1641

First Known Use of vagrancy

1641


Law Dictionary

vagrancy

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noun va·gran·cy \ˈvā-grən-sē\

Legal Definition of vagrancy

plural

vagrancies

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of wandering about from place to place

  2. 2 :  the crime of wandering about without employment or identifiable means of support <the court struck down the vagrancy law as unconstitutionally vague>



Additional Notes on vagrancy

Most vagrancy laws have been abolished.



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