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Plate 1 of classical virtues: Diligence. She is holding a whip and spurs, signifying a drive to steadfastly move forward with one's means.
 
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French diligence

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪlɪdʒəns/
  • Hyphenation: di‧li‧gence
  • The stage-coach sense may be pronounced as in French.

NounEdit

diligence (countable and uncountable, plural diligences)

  1. Steady application; industry; careful work involving long-term effort.
  2. The qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance.
  3. Carefulness.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    due diligence
  4. (historical, 19th century) A public stage-coach.
  5. (law, 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.

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EtymologyEdit

 
diligence

From Latin diligentia.

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diligence f (countable and uncountable, plural diligences)

  1. (uncountable) diligence, conscientiousness
  2. (uncountable) haste
  3. (countable) stage-coach, diligence

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