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vagrancy

[ vey-gruhn-see ]
/ ˈveɪ grən si /
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noun, plural va·gran·cies.

the state or condition of being a vagrant: an arrest for vagrancy.
the conduct of a vagrant.
mental wandering; reverie.

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Origin of vagrancy

First recorded in 1635–45; vagr(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM vagrancy

non·va·gran·cy, noun, plural non·va·gran·cies.
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British Dictionary definitions for vagrancy

vagrancy
/ (ˈveɪɡrənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

the state or condition of being a vagrant
the conduct or mode of living of a vagrant
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