itinerancy

noun
itin·​er·​an·​cy | \ ī-ˈti-nə-rən(t)-sē How to pronounce itinerancy (audio) \

Definition of itinerancy

1 : a system (as in the Methodist Church) of rotating ministers who itinerate
2a : the act of itinerating
b : the state of being itinerant

Examples of itinerancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The liquor store was especially sketchy — across the street from a social-services building, with all the itinerancy that that entails — and the cashier sat in the kind of plexiglass pillbox that wasn’t built to keep out the coronavirus. Daniel Foster, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 5 July 2018 Her first solo show at CAAM brings together works that evoke questions of homelessness and itinerancy. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 21 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of itinerancy

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Itinerancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/itinerancy. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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