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tru·an·cy

 (tro͞o′ən-sē)
n. pl. tru·an·cies
1. The absence of a child from school without permission.
2. The neglect of work or duty
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tru•an•cy

(ˈtru ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the act or state of being truant.
2. an instance of being truant.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truancy - failure to attend (especially school)truancy - failure to attend (especially school)
nonattendance - the failure to attend
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truancy

noun absence, shirking, skiving (Brit. slang), malingering, absence without leave Schools need to reduce levels of truancy.
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truancy

noun
An unexcused absence:
Informal: hooky.
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Translations
تَغَيُّب عن المَدْرَسَه
chození za školu
pjækkeri
iskolakerüléslógás
skróp
záškoláctvo
okuldan kaçma

truancy

[ˈtrʊənsɪ] Nausencia f sin permiso
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truancy

[ˈtruːənsi] nabsentéisme m (scolaire)
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truancy

n(Schule)schwänzen nt, → unentschuldigtes Fehlen (in der Schule) (form), → (Schul)schwänzerei f (inf)
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truancy

[ˈtrʊənsɪ] n (Scol) → assenze fpl ingiustificate
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truant

(ˈtruənt) noun
someone who stays away from school etc without permission. The truants were caught and sent back to school.
ˈtruancy noun
Truancy is a great problem in some schools.
play truant
to be a truant and stay away from school etc. He was always playing truant (from school).
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References in periodicals archive ?
Excessive absences and truancies usually equate to poorer achievement, mediocre self-esteem, lower promotion and graduation rates and lesser employment potential, all of which frequently lead to a student dropping out of school.
In another sign of support for youth curfews, California State Attorney General Dan Lungren on June 15 stated, "Clearly, the commitment to strictly enforce the lesser offenses like curfews and truancies, is discouraging youths from graduating into serious crimes."