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recidivism

re·cid·i·vism

recidivism

 
 
pronunciation:
rih sI d vihzm
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: chronic return to bad habits, esp. criminal relapse.
Changes in the administration have led to a welcome decrease in the prison's rate of recidivism.
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derivation: recidivist (n.)
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