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VAGABOND. One who wanders about idly, who has no certain dwelling. The ordinances of the French define a vagabond almost in the same terms. Dalloz, Dict. Vagabondage. See Vattel, liv. 1, Sec. 219, n.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In his new condition of vagabondage and de facto statelessness, he finds small freedoms, but mainly gross victimization.
Vagabondage has no advance itinerary--its trajectory is patched together bit by bit, one bit at a time.
As Cresswell (2001) and Hacking (1996, 1998) have shown, vagabondage and other forms of mobility deemed 'deviant' were an issue of cultural fascination and scientific knowledge production in many countries in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Of course, Babbitt is right in his statement above if we take into consideration strictly that strand in romanticism which pursued a transcendental or an esthetic "vagabondage."
This attentive flaneur, who thinks his vagabondage through, draws from it experiences for a creative potential of movement conceived as a privileged modality for the apparition of form.
When she had rescued her King from his vagabondage, and set his crown upon his head, she was offered rewards and honors, but she refused them all, and would take nothing" (20).
Literary pioneer Jack Kerouac managed to turn his wild escapades in the '50s across the American open road into a bestselling classic novel "On the Road." Expanding on notions of vagabondage, 24 apartments in five months, all for zero dollars, was how 24-year-old emerging cinematographer and aspiring filmmaker Karim Kassem managed to infiltrate New York's seemingly impervious film scene.
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For the vast majority of the vagrant population who feature in the debate on contemporary early modern England in Book 1 are those who are forced into vagabondage by the practice of enclosure, the "poor, silly, wretched souls" who populate the margins of the text even when not invoked explicitly.
But where the stereotype equated the wandering Jew with Cain or with criminal vagabondage, the spectator who asks why Sheva wandered or what has driven him mad with sorrow will discover in the course of the play that the Inquisition in Spain took his mother and family, forced him to flee for his life, and left him brokenhearted and alone--all of which was actually happening during this period and causing Sephardi Jews to come to England.