recidivate


recidivate
re·cid·i·vate /ri-'si-də-ˌvāt/ vi -vat·ed, -vat·ing [Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare to fall back, relapse, from Latin recidivus falling back, recurring]: to return to criminal activity

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

recidivate
I verb backslide, degenerate, deteriorate, relapse, regress, retrograde, slip back II index relapse, return (go back)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006