American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or condition of being absent without permission.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Truant conduct; the habit or practice of playing truant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of playing truant, or the state of being truant.
- n. failure to attend (especially school)
“In similar fashion, the book-love of the minor Romantics (a kind of mimic or miniaturized bibliomania) allowed for a certain truancy to the high Romantic notions of authorship and the literary imagination that those same essayists were devoted to promulgating.”
“At Pimlico School, the comprehensive I attended, we used to call truancy "bunking off".”
“Yes it can get revoked as you need to show proof of being in school (Its called truancy) until you are in college.”
“These are the youngsters who are likely to suffer, according to a measurable matrix of factors such as truancy, disobedience in school, and teen pregnancy.”
“Hunter, the board writes, "has an intimate knowledge of the needs of the ward and has smart ideas on how to tackle issues such as truancy and joblessness," adding: "Mr. Hunter is not a supporter of marriage equality, but he is not the homophobe his critics make him out to be, but rather someone who thinks there is a way to provide equality for gays while respecting the beliefs of religious groups.”
“When passed, it would limit the amount of time that juveniles are detained for "nondelinquent status offenses," such as truancy, running away or violating curfew, alcohol and tobacco laws.”
“A large number of them, 36,496, were not for violent or dangerous crimes but for status infractions such as truancy, incorrigibility, running away and curfew violations.”
“If the local district wants to give someone a hard time they can find some kind of truancy charge for them and also sick social services on them.”
“Indeed, one of the worst Liberal betrayals was yet to come: Liberal support by more of its trademark "truancy" for the anti-immigrant Bill C-50.”
“The report expresses concern that the therapy is not only used on students who are most "cognitively impaired" or severely "self-destructive," but also for those who are "higher functioning," with emotional disabilities, attention-deficit disorders and problems such as truancy and aggression.”
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