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  • (n.) one who walks about in the streets

    October 6, 2008

  • (noun) One who walks around the town.

    Based on the research I've done, the origin of the word vicambulist is described:

    A vicus is simply a street in a town, whereas a vicarius (lying behind the word vicar) is a substitute. In fact, a vicus is a village, or group of dwellings. It is the smallest unit of ancient Roman municipal administration. From Stubb's 1874 Constitutional History of England: "The unit of the constitutional machinery in Anglo-Saxon England was the township, the villata, or vicus." So, a person who is a vicambulist "walks around" the town.

    August 7, 2009