There are 2 definitions of diligence in English:

diligence1

Syllabification: dil·i·gence
Pronunciation: /ˈdiləjəns
 
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noun

Careful and persistent work or effort.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'close attention, caution'): via Old French from Latin diligentia, from diligent- 'assiduous' (see diligent).

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Pronunciation: ˌimpyəˈdisitē
noun
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There are 2 definitions of diligence in English:

diligence2

Syllabification: dil·i·gence
Pronunciation: /ˈdiləjəns
 
/

noun

historical
A public stagecoach.

Origin

late 17th century: from French, shortened from carrosse de diligence 'coach of speed'.

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