[ri-sid-uh-viz-uh m] /rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əm/
repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
habitual relapse into crime
“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)
[ruh-see-fuh] /rəˈsi fə/ noun 1. a seaport in and the capital of Pernambuco province, in NE Brazil. [pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/ noun 1. a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife. 2. former name of . /rɛˈsiːfə/ noun 1. a port […]
1. . 2. . 1. reciprocal 2. reciprocity
[res-uh-pee] /ˈrɛs ə pi/ noun 1. a set of instructions for making or preparing something, especially a food dish: a recipe for a cake. 2. a medical prescription. 3. a method to attain a desired end: a recipe for success. /ˈrɛsɪpɪ/ noun 1. a list of ingredients and directions for making something, esp a food […]
- Recipe dish
noun a fairly elaborate meal that is ready-made and requires only heating or cooking before eating Usage Note British cooking