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1 : the act or practice of wandering about from place to place
2 : the crime of wandering about without employment or identifiable means of support [the court struck down the law as unconstitutionally vague] NOTE: Most vagrancy laws have been abolished.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.