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diligence

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noun dil·i·gence \ˈdi-lə-jən(t)s\

Definition of diligence

  1. 1 a :  persevering application :  assiduity b obsolete :  speed, haste

  2. 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


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diligence

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noun di·li·gence \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



DILIGENCE Defined for Kids

diligence

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noun dil·i·gence \ˈdi-lə-jəns\

Definition of diligence for Students

  1. :  careful and continued hard work




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noun dil·i·gence \ˈdi-lə-jəns\

Legal Definition of diligence

  1. :  earnest and persistent application of effort esp. as required by law; also :  care 1 — see also due diligence





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