Meaning of migrancy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪɡr(ə)nsi/


mass noun
  • The movement of people to a new area or country, typically in order to find work.

    ‘economic migrancy’
    • ‘migrancy contributes to the rich tapestry of the cosmopolitan city’
    • ‘It is certainly true that mine-owners remained committed to migrancy.’
    • ‘Quite often, and quite confusingly, it seems to be assumed that colonial rule necessarily involves large-scale migrancy and settlement of European populations in non-European regions.’
    • ‘Labour migrancy was seen not only as socially destructive of both rural and urban communities but as leading to high turnover, acute difficulties in training, and low productivity.’
    • ‘Coles further suggests that migrancy and poverty, in addition to the physical squalor they often generate, are destructive to the personality.’
    • ‘There are sections about poverty's effect on the epidemic, the influence of sex trafficking, migrancy and unemployment, and an in-depth look at globalisation and Third World debt.’
    • ‘At the end, it's migrancy and a consistent pining for a lost home that accounts for their moments of highs and lows.’
    • ‘Migrancy and marginality are nowadays much more talked about in academic circles than by refugees tucked away in lorries and asylum seekers languishing in dilapidated inner-city housing estates.’
    • ‘Crammed with the detritus of migrancy - suitcases, chairs, blankets, kitchen utensils, a bicycle - it was a Leviathan memento mori to the hopes, fears and uncertainties of lives in transit.’
    • ‘Many more, perhaps two to three million, did not receive land and lost their livelihoods in the cities and were forced into economic migrancy.’
    • ‘He said that the idea of us "“pulling up the drawbridge" to stop the "“hordes" of EU migrants is harmful, and could cause a backlash against migrancy within Europe.’