Recidivous



[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.

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

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

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