Definition of itinerate in English:



  • (especially of a Church minister or a magistrate) travel from place to place to perform one's professional duty:

    ‘regular use of itinerating magistrates was made’
    • ‘He visited every crossroads, village, and town from the Canadian forests to the Louisiana bayous - along with three itinerating trips to England and Ireland.’
    • ‘For the last 20 years I have worked full time as an itinerating evangelist.’
    • ‘In his later years, Peter itinerated among churches, playing a supportive role through his North of England Ministry.’
    • ‘Lloyd-Jones itinerated, preaching the great doctrines of the faith with such clarity.’
    • ‘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.’


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