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itinerancy

[ahy-tin-er-uh n-see, ih-tin-] /aɪˈtɪn ər ən si, ɪˈtɪn-/
noun
1.
the act of traveling from place to place.
2.
a going around from place to place in the discharge of duty or the conducting of business.
3.
a body of itinerants, as ministers, judges, or sales representatives.
4.
the state of being itinerant.
5.
the system of rotation governing the ministry of the Methodist Church.
Also, itineracy
[ahy-tin-er-uh-see, ih-tin-] /aɪˈtɪn ər ə si, ɪˈtɪn-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; itiner(ant) + -ancy
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British Dictionary definitions for itinerancy

itinerancy

/ɪˈtɪnərənsɪ; aɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of itinerating
2.
(mainly Methodist Church) the system of appointing a minister to a circuit of churches or chapels
3.
itinerants collectively
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