itinerancy

[ ahy-tin-er-uhn-see, ih-tin- ]
/ aɪˈtɪn ər ən si, ɪˈtɪn- /

noun

the act of traveling from place to place.
a going around from place to place in the discharge of duty or the conducting of business.
a body of itinerants, as ministers, judges, or sales representatives.
the state of being itinerant.
the system of rotation governing the ministry of the Methodist Church.

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Also i·tin·er·a·cy [ahy-tin-er-uh-see, ih-tin-]. /aɪˈtɪn ər ə si, ɪˈtɪn-/.

Origin of itinerancy

First recorded in 1780–90; itiner(ant) + -ancy
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British Dictionary definitions for itinerancy

itinerancy

itineracy

/ (ɪˈtɪnərənsɪ, aɪ-) /

noun

the act of itinerating
mainly Methodist Church the system of appointing a minister to a circuit of churches or chapels
itinerants collectively
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