Definition of truancy
: an act or instance of playing truant : the state of being truant
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The Irish government passed legislation last year to fine and even imprison parents who fail to do anything about persistent truancy by their children.
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First Known Use of truancy
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Definition of truancy for Students
: an act or an instance of staying out of school without permission
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