Definition of diligence
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : steady, earnest, and energetic effort : devoted and painstaking work and application to accomplish an undertaking : assiduity showed great diligence in tracking down the story He had earned universal respect for his integrity, fairness, and diligence.— John L. Sanders
2 law : the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (such as a party to a contract) — see also due diligence
Definition of diligence (Entry 2 of 2)
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