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Definition of recidivist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

recidivist

 noun
noun
NAmE//rɪˈsɪdəvɪst//
 
(formal)
 
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a person who continues to commit crimes, and seems unable to stop, even after being punished
NAmE//rɪˈsɪdəˌvɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable]
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