i·tin·er·ant (ī-tĭnər-ənt, ĭ-tĭn-)
Traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labor.
One who travels from place to place.
[Late Latin itinerāns, itinerant-, present participle of itinerārī, to travel, from Latin iter, itiner-, journey; see ei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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