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- Committing new offenses after a crime committed in the past.
- The increase in criminal activity was attributed to recidivism.
- (psychology, psychiatry) Chronic repetition of criminal or other antisocial behavior.
- (by extension) Returning to a negative behavior after having stopped it for a period of time.
- alcohol(ic) recidivism
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *ḱh₂d- (0 c, 27 e)
committing new offenses after being punished for a crime