Examples of vagrancy in a Sentence
a frequent victim to the vagrancies of the heart, she had a succession of passionate but short-lived romances
Recent Examples of vagrancy from the Web
The neighborhood concerns run the gamut: Worries about traffic, noise, litter and vagrancy, and fears for the property's fate if Dunkin' were to pull out.
Vagrancy laws can’t be strictly enforced as long as the city fails to provide sufficient housing.
Many of the city’s urban jewels, like the 16th Street Mall, are being degraded by the opioid epidemic and related vagrancy issues the city still doesn’t have under control.
But a year or two after both the mall and park opened in 1985, the homeless moved back into the park and the city removed benches, trash cans and the lawn to deter vagrancy.
His vagrancy, adrift in the chill ruins of a bleak industrial landscape, presents a rootless person without a known identity.
In court, Chemtob characterized these arrangements as being close to vagrancy, and noted, to me, that Hamilton had rejected Gunn’s offer to give her half of a Brooklyn town house, and another offer to straighten Abush’s teeth.
Begging and vagrancy could be punished by whipping, imprisonment and hard labor, though women and children—who made up 90 percent of beggars in London in 1796—were often exempted from punishment.
At first only serious crimes merited exile, but later petty crimes and even previously innocent activities like vagrancy became justification enough.
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Legal Definition of vagrancy
1 : the act or practice of wandering about from place to place
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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