A way of life in which a community has no permanent settlement but moves from place to place, usually seasonally and within a defined territory. For hunting and gathering societies, nomadism does not imply aimless wandering, but suggests an organized rotation of settlements to ensure maximum use of available natural resources.
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Permanence is what I advocate in all human relations; nomadism, continual change, is prohibitory of any good whatsoever.
Nomadism cuts men off from fixed temples and intense local associations; they take a broader and simpler view of the world.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
With the evils of nomadism, he participated to the full in whatever benefits lie in it for a man.The Life of John Sterling|Thomas Carlyle
Nomadism—if accompanied by poverty—is criminal in modern Society.Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure|Edward Carpenter
Agriculture therefore was a religious injunction, because of the perils of the state from nomadism.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson