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2022-07-06 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 124 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2022 is: recidivism • \rih-SID-uh-viz-um\&nbs...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2022 is:

recidivism • \rih-SID-uh-viz-um\  • noun

Recidivism is relapse into criminal behavior, or more broadly, a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior.

// The county's new program has been very successful in reducing recidivism rates.

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Examples:

"The company's success rate, measured by residents who move on to self-sufficient housing before relapse or recidivism, turns statistics upside down. Forman says more than 60% of residents are clean, sober and employed after 2 years or more." — Christian Grace, Cape Gazette (Lewes, Delaware), 31 May 2022

Did you know?

The re- in recidivism is the same re- in relapse and return, and like those words recidivism is about going back: it’s a tendency to relapse, especially into criminal behavior. Recidivism is a 19th century French borrowing that’s ultimately from a Latin word meaning “to relapse into sin or crime.” In borrowing recidivism, English was itself engaging in a kind of recidivism: the same Latin source of recidivism had been nabbed in the 16th century to form the much less common recidivate, meaning “to fall into or exhibit recidivism.”



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