Definition of truancy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

truancy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtruːənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːənsi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the practice of staying away from school without permission Truancy rates at the school are very high.Extra examples a government campaign to cut truancy measures to combat persistent truancy in our schools parents who condone their children’s truancy
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