recidivous


recidivous

noun

  1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
  2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.

noun

  1. habitual relapse into crime
n.

“habit of relapsing” (into crime), 1882, from recidivist + -ism, modeled on French récidivisme, from récidiver.

n.

  1. A tendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a pattern of criminal habits.
  2. The relapse of a disease or symptom.recidivation

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