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peregrination n : travel (especially by foot)

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Either from pérégrination "pilgrimage", or directly from the peregrīnātiō "journey", from peregrīnor "sojourn"



  1. A travel or journey, especially by foot, notably by a pilgrim.


Extensive Definition

Peregrinatio (sometimes anglicized as Peregrination) is the Latin word for pilgrimage.
It also specifically refers to:
It occurs as or in the title of several notable texts:
  • a Peregrinatio describing the liturgical order as practised at Jerusalem, dating probably from the 4th century
  • Peregrinatio in terram sanctam, an uncunable work by the Dutch author Erhard_Reuwich
  • Peregrinatio Etheriae or Peregrinatio Silviae, another pilgrim to the Holy Land's account in a long letter home
  • Peregrinatio Scholastica, or Learning's Pilgrimage, a collection of 22 morall Tractes written by the English dramatist John Day
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