Definitions for Vagrancyˈveɪ grən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•gran•cyˈveɪ grən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the state or condition of being a vagrant.

  2. the conduct of a vagrant.

  3. reverie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagrancy(noun)

    the state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood


  1. vagrancy(Noun)

    the state of being a vagrant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagrancy(noun)

    the quality or state of being a vagrant; a wandering without a settled home; an unsettled condition; vagabondism


  1. Vagrancy

    Vagrancy is a phenomenon in biology whereby individual animals appear well outside their normal range; individual animals which exhibit vagrancy are known as vagrants. The term accidental is sometimes also used. There are a number of factors which might cause an individual to become a vagrant — genetic factors and weather conditions are two — but the causes are overall poorly understood. Vagrancy can be a precursor to colonisation if individuals survive. Vagrancy is known to occur in birds, insects, mammals and turtles.

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the state of being a vagrant

Vagrancy is a crime in some countries.

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