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recidivate

intransitive verb re·cid·i·vate \ ri-ˈsi-də-ˌvāt \

legal Definition of recidivate

recidivated; recidivating
: to return to criminal activity

Origin and Etymology of recidivate

Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare to fall back, relapse, from Latin recidivus falling back, recurring


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