itinerancy

[ahy-tin-er-uhn-see, ih-tin-]
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-] .


Origin:
1780–90; itiner(ant) + -ancy

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itinerancy or itineracy (ɪˈtɪnərənsɪ, aɪ-)
 
n
1.  the act of itinerating
2.  chiefly Methodist Church the system of appointing a minister to a circuit of churches or chapels
3.  itinerants collectively
 
itineracy or itineracy
 
n

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Their amount of itinerancy and their level of secrecy have made them a difficult to enumerate group.
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