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VAGRANT. Generally by the word vagrant is understood a person who lives idly without any settled home; but this definition is much enlarged by some statutes, and it includes those who refuse to work, or go about begging. See 1 Wils. R. 331; 5 East, R. 339: 8 T. R. 26.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Apparently, vagrants appear to be care-free despite their poverty, however, they lead a harsh life which is bound to sadden people once they learn more about them.
Separate reports said that since the drive against "tambay" started in June 15, more than 7,000 vagrants had been rounded up in Metro Manila alone.
Brought to a police station, the young men were immediately put behind bars and told to wait for the arrival of the station commandant, even as they argued that they couldn't be vagrants since they were obviously clad in 'decent' outfits.
The 39-year-old, from Nantwich, is a legend at Crewe Vagrants, having played for the club for more than 25 years.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 21 (ANI): Union Minister for Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday said West Bengal has the highest number of beggars and vagrants in India.
Estrada dismissed allegations that the city government's ongoing cleanup drive to rid Manila streets of vagrants is a crackdown against beggars and vagabonds.
Drug addicts and vagrants are loitering in the park at all hours.
Drug addicts and vagrants are found loitering inside the park all the time.
1,332 child vagrants have been identified in Kyrgyzstan during the first four months of 2015, Deputy Interior Minister Ryskulbek Japarkulov said on June 4 at the national forum on the safety of children in Kyrgyzstan.
Operation Change has been launched on the back of an increase in reports of vagrants and beggars causing a nuisance for businesses, residents and visitors to the city centre.
These out of place birds commonly are referred to as vagrants, and they come to North America in a variety of ways-following misguided migration paths, cast upon our continent like Dorothy by hurricane winds, or, in some cases, as stowaways on ships.