American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity.
- n. Attentive care; heedfulness.
- n. A large stagecoach.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; constancy in the performance of duty or the conduct of business; persistent exertion of body or mind; industry; assiduity.
- n. Care; heed; caution; heedfulness.
- n. In law, the attention and care due from a person in a given situation. The degree of care necessary to constitute diligence depends on the relation of the persons concerned to each other and the circumstances of the transaction.
- n. In Scots law: The warrant issued by a court for enforcing tho attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
- n. The process of law by which persons, lands, or effects are attached on execution, or in security for debt.
- n. Synonyms Industry, Application, etc. (see assiduity), assiduousness.
- n. Caution, circumspection, vigilance.
- n. A public stage-coach: usually with reference to France, but also applied to such stage-coaches elsewhere.
- n. conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something
- n. religion One of the seven contrary virtues, opposite the vice of sloth.
- n. A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of
- n. Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.
- n. (Scots Law) Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
- n. A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.
- n. a diligent effort
- n. persevering determination to perform a task
- n. conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
- French, from (carrosse de) diligence, speed (coach), from Old French, diligence, from Latin dīligentia, from dīligēns, dīligent-, diligent; see diligent. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Such labor and diligence also is required in them that rule, whilst they are charged to rule _with diligence_, Rom.xii. 8, which is as much as _with labor_: yea, the common charity of Christians hath its labor; and this very word”
“Seeing that the Obama administration constantly complains about how BIG the mess they INHERITED was, one would think a bit more due diligence is warranted.”
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