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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·vis′tic, re·cid′i·vous adj.
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A person who has committed crimes in the past and shows a tendency to relapse into crime at a later date.
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|Noun||1.||recidivist - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)|
|2.||recidivist - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior|
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recidivist[rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst] N → reincidente mf
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recidivist[rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst] n → recidivo/a
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