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re·cid·i·vism

 (rĭ-sĭd′ə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The repeating of or returning to criminal behavior by the same offender or type of offender.

[From recidivist, one who recidivates, from French récidiviste, from récidiver, to relapse, from Medieval Latin recidīvāre, from Latin recidīvus, falling back, from recidere, to fall back : re-, re- + cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

re·cid′i·vist n.
re·cid′i·vis′tic, re·cid′i·vous adj.

recidivist

A person who has committed crimes in the past and shows a tendency to relapse into crime at a later date.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recidivist - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.recidivist - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behaviorrecidivist - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Translations
recidivista

recidivist

[rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst] Nreincidente mf

recidivist

nRückfällige(r) mf
adjrückfällig

recidivist

[rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst] nrecidivo/a
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17) The message both California and Georgia are trying to send to recidivists, although not equally clear in California's case, is that if you continually commit a certain class of felonies, you are going to prison for life.