Recidivism

Re*cid"i*vism

(r*sd"*vz'm), n. The state or quality of being recidivous; relapse, specif. (Criminology), a falling back or relapse into prior criminal habits, esp. after conviction and punishment.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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