Careful and persistent work or effort.
- It's all just going to take diligence and persistence and we've got plenty of that.
- Consequently, effort and diligence were not always explicitly known.
- If he or she was guilty of no want of diligence and used every effort to secure the appearance of the accused man, it might be proper to remit it entirely.
A public stagecoach.
Late 17th century: from French, shortened from carrosse de diligence 'coach of speed'.
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