Diligence is defined as determination and careful effort.(noun)
An example of diligence is a person who does a job efficiently and takes care of little details.
See diligence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L diligentia < diligens, prp. of diligere, to esteem highly, select < di-, apart + legere, to choose, collect: see logic
Origin: Fr < carrossedediligence, lit., coach of diligence, i.e., fast coach < fairediligence, to hurry
See diligence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from (carrosse de) diligence, speed (coach)
Origin: , from Old French, diligence
Origin: , from Latin dīligentia
Origin: , from dīligēns, dīligent-, diligent; see diligent.
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