Peripatetic By Deane Barker • November 21, 2021 • Definition: moving or traveling from place to place If it’s capitalized, then it refers to followers of Aristotle, since he liked to teach while walking around. Why I Looked It Up In article about a sexual abuser. Today, Griffeth views her family’s peripatetic existence differently. Morales always convinced her that God was telling him to move on, but now she thinks he was running away from other alleged victims. I was 99% sure of this from context, but wanted to double-check. Postscript Added on January 13, 2022 A discussion of the Associations of American Geologists and Naturalist said: Its peripatetic annual meetings and publishing Proceedings soon made it the most distinguished scientific organization. I assume this means the annual meeting was held in different locations every year.