Recidivist



[ri-sid-uh-viz-uh m] /rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əm/

noun
1.
repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
2.
Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
/rɪˈsɪdɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
habitual relapse into crime
n.

“relapsed criminal,” 1863, from French récidiviste, from récidiver “to fall back, relapse,” from Medieval Latin recidivare “to relapse into sin,” from Latin recidivus “falling back,” from recidere “fall back,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + comb. form of cadere “to fall” (see case (n.)). Recidivation in the spiritual sense is attested from early 15c., was very common 17c.
n.

“habit of relapsing” (into crime), 1882, from recidivist + -ism, modeled on French récidivisme, from récidiver.

recidivist re·cid·i·vist (rĭ-sĭd’ə-vĭst)
n.
A person who relapses, especially by returning to criminal behavior.

recidivism re·cid·i·vism (rĭ-sĭd’ə-vĭz’əm)
n.

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