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Vagabonds

Vagabonds, Vagrancy. The provisions of the law with respect to vagrancy are directed against "idle and disorderly persons," that is, persons who refuse to work, unlicensed pedlars, beggars, etc.; "rogues and vagabonds," i.ei fortune-tellers, persons lodging in deserted buildings or the open air, without visible means of subsistence, etc.; "incorrigible rogues," i.e. persons twice convicted of being rogues and vagabonds, persons who escape from imprisonment as rogues and vagabonds, etc. These offences are punishable with imprisonment and, in some cases, with whipping.