I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin diligentia, from diligent-, diligens Date: 14th century 1. a. persevering application ; assiduity b. obsolete speed, haste 2. the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (as a party to a contract) II. noun Etymology: French, literally, haste, from Middle French, persevering application Date: 1742 stagecoach

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(in some specific pursuit), , , , , (to some pursuit that one likes)

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  • diligence — [ diliʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • fin XIIe; lat. diligentia « soin, attention » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Soin attentif, appliqué. ♢ Dr. À la diligence de (qqn) : sur la demande, sur l initiative, à la requête de. 2 ♦ Vx ou littér. Activité empressée, dans l exécution d une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diligence — DILIGENCE. sub. f. (On pron. Jan dans ce mot et les suivans.) Prompte exécution. Travailler avec diligence, en diligence, en grande diligence. Aller en diligence. User de diligence. f♛/b] On dit, Faire diligence, faire grande diligence, pour dire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • diligence — Diligence, Accuratio, Diligentia, Industria, Vigilantia. Continuelle diligence, Instantia. Grande diligence, Sedulitas. Soigneuse diligence et extreme, Studium acre. Une diligence viste et prompte, Agilis industria. Diligence qu on acquiert par… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • diligence — dil·i·gence / di lə jəns/ n: earnest and persistent application of effort esp. as required by law; also: care (1) see also due diligence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • diligence — Diligence. s. f. Prompte execution. Travailler avec diligence, en diligence, en grande diligence. aller en diligence. user de diligence. On dit, Faire diligence. faire grande diligence, pour dire, Faire une chose promptement. Travaillez à mon… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Diligence — Dil i*gence, n. [F. diligence, L. diligentia.] 1. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; the opposite of negligence. [1913 Webster] 2. Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diligence — dil‧i‧gence [ˈdɪldʒns] noun [uncountable] 1. care that someone in a position of responsibility takes with their work: • All directors must act honestly and use reasonable diligence and skill in the discharge of their duties. ˌdue ˈdiligence LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • diligence — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. diligence attention, care; haste, speed, from L. diligentia attentiveness, carefulness, from diligentem (nom. diligens) attentive, assiduous, careful, originally prp. of diligere single out, value highly, esteem, prize,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Diligence — bedeutet in gehobener Sprache (abkommend) Emsigkeit, sorgfältigen Fleiß Postkutsche im Stile der französischen Monarchen. Siehe auch: Due Diligence Diese Seite ist eine Begri …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • diligence — diligence1 [dil′ə jəns] n. [ME < OFr < L diligentia < diligens, prp. of diligere, to esteem highly, select < di , apart + legere, to choose, collect: see LOGIC] 1. the quality of being diligent; constant, careful effort; perseverance… …   English World dictionary

  • Diligence — Di li*gence , n. [F.] A four wheeled public stagecoach, used in France. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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