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vagrancy

va·gran·cy

vagrancy

 
pronunciation:
veI grn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: vagrancies
definition 1: the condition of being a vagrant, or a vagrant's conduct and way of living.
definition 2: in law, the offense of being a vagrant.
definition 3: a wandering, directionless quality.
Word Parts
The word vagrancy 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.