vagrancy

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English - Turkish
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English - English
{n} a vagrant state or condition
{i} condition of having no permanent home, state of wandering and having no occupation
Vagrancy is a way of life in which someone moves a lot from place to place because they have no permanent home or job, and have to ask for or steal things in order to live. Vagrancy and begging has become common-place in London. the criminal offence of living on the street and begging from people. Act of wandering about without employment or identifiable means of support. Traditionally a vagrant was thought to be one who was able to work for his maintenance but preferred instead to live idly, often as a beggar. Punishment ranged from branding and whipping to conscription into the military services and transportation to penal colonies. In the U.S., laws against vagrancy were used by police and prosecutors to proscribe a wide range of behaviours. Many such laws were struck down as unconstitutionally vague, thus largely decriminalizing vagrancy, though in the 1990s many local laws were implemented to curtail aggressive panhandling, begging, and other activities by vagrants on city streets
the state of being a vagrant
The quality or state of being a vagrant; a wandering without a settled home; an unsettled condition; vagabondism
the state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood
vagrancy
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