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diligence

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noun dil·i·gence \ ˈdi-lə-jən(t)s \

Definition of diligence

1 a :steady, earnest, and energetic effort :persevering application :assiduity
  • showed great diligence in tracking down the story
  • working with diligence to scrub off the paint
b obsolete :speed, haste
  • Go, hence with diligence!
  • —Shakespeare
2 :the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (such as a party to a contract)

Origin and Etymology of diligence

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin diligentia, from diligent-, diligens — see diligent


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noun di·li·gence \ ˈdi-lə-ˌzhäⁿs , ˈdi-lə-jən(t)s \

Definition of diligence

Origin and Etymology of diligence

French, literally, haste, from Middle French, persevering application



DILIGENCE Defined for Kids

diligence

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noun dil·i·gence \ ˈdi-lə-jəns \

Definition of diligence for Students

:careful and continued hard work

Law Dictionary

diligence

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noun dil·i·gence \ ˈdi-lə-jəns \

legal Definition of diligence

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


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