VAGRANCY

wandering around with no settled abode or livelihood, dependent on begging; also known as vagabondage
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Vagrancy

(n) Vagrancy is the state of affair of an individual having no permanent dwelling place and surviving on alms as they cannot find a source to sustain themselves. Depending on others for survival by begging is considered as crime in many states.
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vagrancy

[n] - the state of wandering from place to place
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Vagrancy

• (n.) The quality or state of being a vagrant; a wandering without a settled home; an unsettled condition; vagabondism.
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vagrancy

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

[biology] 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 condit...
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Vagrancy

[people] A vagrant or a vagabond is a person, often in poverty, who wanders from place to place without a home or regular employment or income. Other synonyms include `tramp,` `hobo,` and `drifter`. A vagrant could be described as being `a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging`; v...
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vagrancy

Homelessness. English law classifies as vagrants not only tramps who do not make use of available shelter, but also prostitutes who behave indecently in public, pedlars who trade without a licence,...
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vagrancy

n. moving about without a means to support oneself, without a permanent home, and relying on begging. Until recently it was considered a minor crime (misdemeanor) in many states. Constitutionally it is evident that being poor is not a crime. The same is true of "loitering."
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vagrancy

state or action of one who has no established home and drifts from place to place without visible or lawful means of support. Traditionally a ... [1 related articles]
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vagrancy

vagrancy 1. The state of wandering from place to place. 2. Having no permanent home or means of livelihood.
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Vagrancy

Vagrancy is the state of homelessness, vagabondage. Formerly, in English law the term was applied to various classes of idle and disorderly persons. The principal Act in this connexion was the Vagrancy Act, 1824, extended in certain directions by Vagrancy Acts of 1838, 1873, and 1878, and further amended by the Casual Poor Act, 1882, and the Crimin...
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vagrancy

vagrancy, in law, term applied to the offense of persons who are without visible means of support or domicile while able to work. State laws and municipal ordinances punishing vagrancy often also cover loitering, associating with reputed criminals, prostitution, and drunkenness. The punishment is us...
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