diligence
dil·i·gence /'di-lə-jəns/ n: earnest and persistent application of effort esp. as required by law; also: care (1) see also due diligence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

diligence
I (care) noun absorption of mind, active application, active attention, active study, active thought, adsiduitas, advertence, advertency, alertness, application, attention, attention to detail, carefulness, caution, check-up, circumspection, close application, close attention, close study, close thought, concern, consideration, contemplation, deep application, deep attention, deep study, deep thought, deliberate application, deliberate attention, deliberate study, deliberate thought, diligent application, diligent attention, diligent study, diligent thought, diligentia, earnestness, exactitude, exactness, exclusive application, exclusive attention, exclusive study, exclusive thought, fastidiousness, foresight, guard, heed, needfulness, industria, inquisitive attention, inspection, intense application, intense study, intense thought, intentness, meticulousness, mindfulness, minute application, minute attention, minute study, minute thought, minuteness, observation, orderliness, painstaking, particularity, pedantry, preparedness, profound application, profound attention, profound study, profound thought, prudence, rapt attention, readiness, regard, review, scrutiny, seriousness, single-mindedness, studiousness, study, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness, undivided attention, utmost care, vigilance, wakefulness, wariness, watchfulness, whole attention, whole mind associated concepts: due diligence, lack of diligence, ordinary diligence, reasonable diligence, utmost diligence II (perseverance) noun application, ardor, assiduity, assiduousness, constancy, continuance, determination, devotedness, devotion, doggedness, earnestness, endurance, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, habitual devotion, indefatigability, industriousness, insistence, intentness, intrepidity, meticulosity, patience, persistence, persistency, persistent exertion, pertinacity, purposefulness, relentlessness, resolution, restlessness, sedulity, sedulousness, singleness of purpose, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, steady application, strength of will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness, undauntedness, undivided attention, vigilence, vigor, zeal, zealousness associated concepts: diligence in prosecution III index caution (vigilance) IV index dispatch (promptness) V index industry (activity), tenacity, work (effort)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


diligence
n.
Persistence and care; attentiveness; hard work.
adj.
diligent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


diligence
the term used in Scotland for the body of law relating to the enforcement of obligations. See execution.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


diligence
Reasonable care or attention to a matter.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


diligence
n. The effort required to carry out a responsibility or to meet a standard of care.
@ due diligence
Italian A thorough review of documents, financial statements, and other relevant information pertaining to a proposed corporate transaction such as an acquisition or merger; lack of due diligence by one undertaking an examination of books and records may give rise to liability of that individual if the entity being acquired has lower value than expected.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


diligence
Vigilant activity; attentiveness; or care, of which there are infinite shades, from the slightest momentary thought to the most vigilant anxiety. Attentive and persistent in doing a thing; steadily applied; active; sedulous; laborious; unremitting; untiring. The attention and care required of a person in a given situation; the opposite of negligence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


diligence
Vigilant activity; attentiveness; or care, of which there are infinite shades, from the slightest momentary thought to the most vigilant anxiety. Attentive and persistent in doing a thing; steadily applied; active; sedulous; laborious; unremitting; untiring. The attention and care required of a person in a given situation; the opposite of negligence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

diligence
n.
   reasonable care or attention to a matter, which is good enough to avoid a claim of negligence, or is a fair attempt (as in due diligence in a process server's attempt to locate someone).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(in some specific pursuit), , , , , (to some pursuit that one likes)


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  • diligence — DILIGENCE. sub. f. (On pron. Jan dans ce mot et les suivans.) Prompte exécution. Travailler avec diligence, en diligence, en grande diligence. Aller en diligence. User de diligence. f♛/b] On dit, Faire diligence, faire grande diligence, pour dire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Diligence — Dil i*gence, n. [F. diligence, L. diligentia.] 1. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; the opposite of negligence. [1913 Webster] 2. Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diligence — dil‧i‧gence [ˈdɪldʒns] noun [uncountable] 1. care that someone in a position of responsibility takes with their work: • All directors must act honestly and use reasonable diligence and skill in the discharge of their duties. ˌdue ˈdiligence LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • diligence — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. diligence attention, care; haste, speed, from L. diligentia attentiveness, carefulness, from diligentem (nom. diligens) attentive, assiduous, careful, originally prp. of diligere single out, value highly, esteem, prize,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Diligence — bedeutet in gehobener Sprache (abkommend) Emsigkeit, sorgfältigen Fleiß Postkutsche im Stile der französischen Monarchen. Siehe auch: Due Diligence Diese Seite ist eine Begri …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • diligence — diligence1 [dil′ə jəns] n. [ME < OFr < L diligentia < diligens, prp. of diligere, to esteem highly, select < di , apart + legere, to choose, collect: see LOGIC] 1. the quality of being diligent; constant, careful effort; perseverance… …   English World dictionary

  • Diligence — Di li*gence , n. [F.] A four wheeled public stagecoach, used in France. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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