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Meaning of itinerant

i•tin•er•ant

Pronunciation: (ī-tin'ur-unt, i-tin'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. traveling from place to place, esp. on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
  2. characterized by such traveling: itinerant preaching.
  3. working in one place for a comparatively short time and then moving on to work in another place, usually as a physical or outdoor laborer; characterized by alternating periods of working and wandering: an itinerant farm hand.
—n.
  1. a person who alternates between working and wandering.
  2. a person who travels from place to place, esp. for duty or business.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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