habitual relapse into crime


habitual relapse into crime
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  • recidivism — re·cid·i·vism /ri si də ˌvi zəm/ n: relapse into criminal behavior Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. recidivism …   Law dictionary

  • recidivism — noun habitual relapse into crime • Derivationally related forms: ↑recidivist, ↑recidivate • Hypernyms: ↑backsliding, ↑lapse, ↑lapsing, ↑relapse, ↑relapsing, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • recidivism — /rəˈsɪdəvɪzəm / (say ruh siduhvizuhm) noun 1. repeated or habitual relapse into crime. 2. Psychology the chronic tendency towards repetition of criminal or antisocial behaviour patterns. {Latin recidīvus relapsing + ism} –recidivist, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Italy — • In ancient times Italy had several other names: it was called Saturnia, in honour of Saturn; Enotria, wine producing land; Ausonia, land of the Ausonians; Hesperia, land to the west (of Greece); Tyrrhenia, etc. The name Italy, which seems to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • recidivism — The relapse into crime of one once convicted and punished for a crime. See habitual criminal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • alcoholism — /al keuh haw liz euhm, ho /, n. Pathol. a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include… …   Universalium

  • recidivism — [ri sid′ə viz΄əm] n. [< L recidivus < recidere, to fall back < re , back + cadere, to fall (see CASE1) + ISM] habitual or chronic relapse, or tendency to relapse, esp. into crime or antisocial behavior recidivist n., adj. recidivistic… …   English World dictionary

  • recidivism — recidivist, n., adj. recidivistic, recidivous, adj. /ri sid euh viz euhm/, n. 1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime. 2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns. [1885 90; < L… …   Universalium

  • recidivism — re·cid·i·vism || rɪ sɪdɪvɪzm n. habitual relapse, continuous backsliding, habitual regression (esp. into a life of crime) …   English contemporary dictionary