Recidivist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst|  American pronunciation of the word recidivist
Brit.  |rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst|  British pronunciation of the word recidivist

noun

- someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior) (syn: repeater)
- someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior (syn: backslider, reversionist)

Word forms

noun
singular: recidivist
plural: recidivists
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