Recidivist meaning

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One who falls back into prior habits, especially criminal habits; a repeat offender.
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One who commits a second (or higher numbered) crime; a repeat offender; a habitual criminal. Such a person is usually subject to extended confinement under habitual criminal statutes. See also criminal.
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Origin of recidivist

  • From Latin recidÄ«vus (“returning, recurring") (compare recidivous) +"Ž -ist.

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