diligence

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1dil·i·gence

noun \ˈdi-lə-jən(t)s\

Definition of DILIGENCE

1
a :  persevering application :  assiduity
b obsolete :  speed, haste
2
:  the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (as a party to a contract)

Origin of DILIGENCE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin diligentia, from diligent-, diligens
First Known Use: 14th century

2di·li·gence

noun \ˈdi-lə-ˌzhäⁿs, ˈdi-lə-jən(t)s\

Definition of DILIGENCE

Origin of DILIGENCE

French, literally, haste, from Middle French, persevering application
First Known Use: 1742

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