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itinerate

Line breaks: it|in¦er|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtɪnəreɪt
 
, ʌɪ-/

Definition of itinerate in English:

verb

[no object]
(Especially of a Church minister or a magistrate) travel from place to place to perform one’s professional duty: (as adjective itinerating) regular use of itinerating magistrates was made
More example sentences
  • In his later years, Peter itinerated among churches, playing a supportive role through his North of England Ministry.
  • Livingstone served only ten years on a conventional mission station, and even then he spent much time itinerating through villages that had never before heard the Christian gospel.
  • Lloyd-Jones itinerated, preaching the great doctrines of the faith with such clarity.

Origin

early 17th century: from late Latin itinerat- 'travelled', from the verb itinerari (see itinerant).

Derivatives

itineration

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • There had to be a general exposure of the community to Christianity by widespread itineration - only then should missionaries initiate more intense teaching and preaching directed at individuals.

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