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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labor.
  • n. One who travels from place to place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Habitually travelling from place to place.
  • n. One who travels from place to place.
  • n. a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Passing or traveling about a country; going or preaching on a circuit; wandering; not settled
  • adj. One who travels from place to place, particularly a preacher; one who is unsettled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Traveling from place to place; wandering; not settled; strolling; specifically, going from place to place, especially on a circuit, in the discharge of duty: as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant judge.
  • n. One who travels from place to place; a traveler; a wanderer; specifically, one who travels from place to place, especially on a circuit, in the discharge of duty or the pursuit of business, as an itinerant judge or preacher, or a strolling actor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. traveling from place to place to work
  • n. a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

Etymologies

Late Latin itinerāns, itinerant-, present participle of itinerārī, to travel, from Latin iter, itiner-, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From itinerāns, present active participle of itineror ("I travel"). (Wiktionary)

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