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    Recidivism

    Is a word that I thing has grown past its original meaning. It is a word that can be applied across the board almost...

    I may be helpful to alter the connotation also.

    Just sayin!

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    what meaning has it grown to and how can it be applied across the board?

    I'm going to take a power nap... I'll check back later for your response

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    The meaaninng is implied. The original meaning is

    recidivist |riˈsidəvist|
    noun
    a convicted criminal who reoffends, esp. repeatedly.
    adjective
    denoting such a person : recidivist male prisoners | women are rarely recidivist.
    DERIVATIVES
    recidivism |-ˌvizəm| noun
    recidivistic |riˌsidəˈvistik| adjective
    ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from French récidiviste, from récidiver ‘fall back,’ based on Latin recidivus ‘falling back,’ from the verb recidere, from re- ‘back’ + cadere ‘to fall.’


    The spirit to only apply to the prisoner in this country. I'm saying that it can be used as the french use it, to imply falling back. Inclined to redo by mandate. The word becomes institutional specific. When it can be applied for ppl going through a host of problems like mortgage default, or movie attendance, or even customer brand loyalty.

    I'm just sayin

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