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itinerancy

i·tin·er·an·cy

itinerancy

 
pronunciation:
aI tI n rn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: itinerancies
definition 1: the act, process, or state of being itinerant.
definition 2: a group of itinerants.
definition 3: a system of rotation in the performance of official duties, as of preachers or judges, that requires frequent travel or moves from place to place.
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The word itinerancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.