Associations to the word «Diligence»


DILIGENCE, noun. Combination of carefulness and long-term effort (often used to refer to only one of these)
DILIGENCE, noun. Carefulness, for example due diligence
DILIGENCE, noun. Long-term effort, working hard, the qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance
DILIGENCE, noun. A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)
DILIGENCE, noun. (legal) (Scotland) The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

Dictionary definition

DILIGENCE, noun. Conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation.
DILIGENCE, noun. Persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues".
DILIGENCE, noun. A diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application".

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