vagrancy

[vey-gruhn-see]
noun, plural vagrancies.
1.
the state or condition of being a vagrant: an arrest for vagrancy.
2.
the conduct of a vagrant.
3.
mental wandering; reverie.

Origin:
1635–45; vagr(ant) + -ancy

nonvagrancy, noun, plural nonvagrancies.
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vagrancy (ˈveɪɡrənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
1.  the state or condition of being a vagrant
2.  the conduct or mode of living of a vagrant

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vagrancy
"life of idle begging," 1706, from vagrant.
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Example sentences
Arriving there, he was arrested on a charge of vagrancy.
Vagrancy, no visible means of support, and disturbing the peace.
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