Recidivism

Definition of Recidivism

Re`cid´i`vism   Pronunciation: rė`sĭd´ĭ`vĭz'm
n.1.(Criminology) The state or quality of being recidivous; relapse,
The old English system of recognizances, in which the guilty party deposits a sum of money, is an excellent guarantee to society against recidivism.
- Havelock Ellis.

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about-face, amorality, apostasy, atheism, backing, backset, backslide, backsliding, backward motion, backward step, betrayal, bolt, breakaway, carnality, criminality, defection, delinquency, desertion, disenchantment, disloyalty, evil, evil nature, faithlessness, fall, fall from grace, flip-flop, going over, immorality, impiety, impiousness, impurity, irreligion, irreverence, lapse, lapse from grace, moral delinquency, peccability, prodigality, ratting, reaction, recession, recidivation, reclamation, reconversion, recreancy, reentry, refluence, reflux, regress, regression, rehabilitation, reinstatement, relapse, restitution, restoration, retroaction, retrocession, retroflexion, retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, retrusion, return, returning, reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion, rollback, secession, setback, slipping back, sternway, throwback, treason, turn, turnabout, turning traitor, unangelicalness, unchastity, uncleanness, undutifulness, ungodliness, ungoodness, unmorality, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unvirtuousness, vice, viciousness, wantonness, waywardness, wrongdoing
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