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VAGABOND Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

One that wanders about, and lias no certain dwelling; an idle fellow. Jacob. Vagabonds are described in old English statutes as “such as wake on the night and sleep on the day, aud haunt customable taverns and ale-bouses and routs about; and no man wot from whence they came, nor whither they go.” 4 Bl. Comm. 109. See Forsyth v. Forsyth, 46 N. J. Eq. 400, 19 Atl. 119; Johnson v. State, 28 Tex. App. 562, 13 S. W. 1005. Vagabundum mmcnpamm earn qui nullibi domicilium contraxit habitations. We call him a “vagabond” who has acquired nowhere a domicile of residence, rhillim. Dom. 23, note.

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