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[ahy-tin-uh-reyt, ih-tin-]
verb (used without object), i·tin·er·at·ed, i·tin·er·at·ing.
  1. to go from place to place, especially in a regular circuit, as a preacher or judge.
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Origin of itinerate

1590–1600; < Late Latin itinerātus, past participle of itinerārī to travel, equivalent to Latin itiner- (stem of iter) journey (see iter) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsi·tin·er·a·tion, noun
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  1. (intr) to travel from place to place
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Derived Formsitineration, noun
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Word Origin and History for itineration



c.1600, from Late Latin itineratus, past participle of itinerare "to travel" (see itinerant). Especially "to travel from place to place preaching" (1775). Related: Itinerated; itinerating.

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