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  • noun Plural form of recidivist.


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  • "This was almost as if they were acting in a planned economy," he said, warning that the commission would have "no sympathy for cartelists" and that "recidivists" would face more fines.

    EU News

  • A state can choose to punish recidivists more harshly, but a life sentence for stealing $153 worth of videotapes makes no sense.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • "Decoys have proven effective in capturing recidivists in particular."

    Targeting Train Theft

  • The Chairman of the S.E.C., Mary L. Schapiro, wrote a letter on November 28th to Senator Jack Reed, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, requesting changes in the law providing the S.E.C. with authority to impose greater monetary penalties for serious violations and for recidivists.

    Ed Koch: Judge Jed Rakoff -- A Light Unto His Fellow Jurists

  • "More often, it has resulted in the police arresting recidivists."

    Targeting Train Theft

  • Crime spikes when recidivists are sprung from prison, and mentally ill people are left untreated to roam the streets.

    Do Gun Laws Influence Crime Rates?

  • Not alcoholic Jim, not sweet, stressed Bridgette, struggling Danny or ex-drug addict Bobby, all of whom have suffered enough, even before they took part in this show, but "reality" TV recidivists such as James.

    TV review: The Apprentice, Home Is Where The Heart Is

  • An old idea that has brought the global economy to the edge of the abyss twice in the past century is still ruling pockets of recidivists in the dark corners of our national consciousness.


  • The filing reflects the animosity between the two sides, with the Players calling the NFL "antitrust recidivists" not a good thing.

    Andrew Brandt: A Layman's Guide to the Players' Brief in Brady v. NFL

  • Which is a biggest issue, the toughs who want to fight and run their prison fiefdoms through violence and terror, the recidivists with a revolving door on their cells, or the geeks who relax quietly in a room, telling stories to each other of fantasy worlds?

    No D&D For Wisconsin Inmates


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