itinerancy definition

  • noun:
    • A state or system of itinerating, especially in the role or office of public speaker, minister, or judge.
    • hawaii or quality of being itinerant
    • The Methodist pastorate; or itinerant preaching generally speaking
    • A passing from location to location.
    • A discharge of official responsibility concerning frequent modification of residence; the custom or practice of discharging official duty in this manner; also, a body of people just who thus discharge formal responsibility.
    • The work of traveling from place to location; particularly, a going about from place to place in the release of responsibility and/or prosecution of business: as, the itinerancy of circuit judges or of commercial people.
    • particularly, within the Meth. Ch., the system of rotation regulating the ministry of this church.

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