Word of the Day – June 5 – Recidivism

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Noun: Recidivism (rih-SID-uh-viz-um)

Definition: A tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially a relapse into criminal behavior.

Sample sentence: The judge took the rate of recidivism into account when assigning penalties for various criminal offenses.

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