Itinerant
Itinerant I*tin"er*ant ([-i]*t[i^]n"[~e]r*ant), a. [LL. itinerans, -antis, p. pr. of itinerare to make a journey, fr. L. iter, itineris, a walk, way, journey. See {Errant}, {Issue}.] Passing or traveling about a country; going or preaching on a circuit; wandering; not settled; as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant peddler. [1913 Webster]

The king's own courts were then itinerant, being kept in the king's palace, and removing with his household in those royal progresses which he continually made. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • itinérant — itinérant, ante [ itinerɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1874; angl. itinerant, lat. itinerari « voyager » 1 ♦ (Chez les méthodistes) Pasteur itinérant, qui va de lieu en lieu prêcher la doctrine (opposé à pasteur sédentaire). 2 ♦ Cour. Qui se déplace dans l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • itinerant — ITINERÁNT, Ă, itineranţi, te, adj. Care se deplasează din loc în loc pentru a desfăşura o anumită activitate, pentru a exercita o anumită profesiune. – Din fr. itinérant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  itineránt adj. m., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • itinerant — adj Itinerant, peripatetic, ambulatory, ambulant, nomadic, vagrant mean having no fixed or settled station but moving from place to place. Itinerant is applicable chiefly to individuals or to groups whose calling or office requires travel along a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • itinerant — I adjective ambulant, ambulatory, passing, peripatetic, journeying, moving, traveling, wandering, wayfaring associated concepts: itinerant dealer, itinerant merchant, itinerant trader, itinerant vendor II noun drifter, peripatetic, traveler,… …   Law dictionary

  • itinerant — Ⅰ. itinerant UK US /aɪˈtɪnərənt/ adjective [before noun] ► travelling from place to place, usually for work: itinerant labourers/workers/workforce »The precise number of the itinerant workforce currently in London is not known. »an itinerant life …   Financial and business terms

  • itinerant — [ī tin′ərənt, i tin′ərənt] adj. [LL itinerans, prp. of itinerari, to travel < L iter (gen. itineris), a walk, journey < base of ire, to go: see YEAR] traveling from place to place or on a circuit n. a person who travels from place to place… …   English World dictionary

  • Itinerant — I*tin er*ant, a. One who travels from place to place, particularly a preacher; one who is unsettled. [1913 Webster] Glad to turn itinerant, To stroll and teach from town to town. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itinerant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ travelling from place to place. ► NOUN ▪ an itinerant person. ORIGIN from Latin itinerari travel , from iter journey, road …   English terms dictionary

  • itinérant — itinérant, ante (entrée créée par le supplément) (i ti né ran, ran t ) adj. Dans le méthodisme, prédicateurs itinérants, prédicateurs qui vont de lieu en lieu prêcher la parole de Dieu. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. itinerare, voyager …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • itinerant — (adj.) 1560s (attested in Anglo Latin from late 13c.), from L.L. itinerantem (nom. itinerans), prp. of itinerare to travel, from L. iter (gen. itineris) journey, from ire go (see ION (Cf. ion)). Originally in reference to circuit courts …   Etymology dictionary

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