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Definition of "diligence" []

  • Earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity. (noun)
  • Attentive care; heedfulness. (noun)
  • A large stagecoach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diligence" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "For Tanguy Van Overstraeten, global head of the Privacy and Data Protection Practice at Linklaters, onsite due diligence is key to avoid any risk to the data companies share with vendors abroad."