from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially to return to criminal habits.
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- v. To return to criminal behaviour; to relapse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To backslide; to fall again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall back, relapse, or backslide; return to an abandoned course of conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go back to bad behavior
recidiv(ism) + -ate1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)