recidivism

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recidivism

 [re-sid´ĭ-vizm]
a tendency to relapse into a previous condition, disease, or pattern of behavior, particularly a return to criminal behavior.

re·cid·i·vism

(rē-sid'i-vizm),
The tendency of a person toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]

re·cid·i·vism

, recidivity (rĕ-sidi-vizm, -si-divi-tē)
A tendency toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]
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"Kozak has been suspended for a total of 10gamesforsucker-punching an opponent and bringing the game into disrepute with a further 10 games suspended for a repeat offence," said the statement.
"Arkema's shareholders and management should be asking some pertinent questions," noted Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes, warning that these fines will continue to rise in case of further repeat offences.
'The fact that a repeat offence could lead to the permanent loss of their music equipment, including any tapes and CDs, should also act as a deterrent.'
But, after pleas on the teenager's behalf, Recorder Richard Bond told Warwick crown court he had decided to show mercy - despite Ambala's repeat offence while on a suspended sentence.
The current policy, introduced in 1997, imposes a limit of 15 or more days of suspension before a repeat offence prompts a trip to London, but while the increased size of the programme over recent years has been the catalyst for change, there is also an element of the authorities rewarding jockeys for their efforts.
It will be Dh500 for a repeat offence.Aa - If the pet causes harm to property or an individual, the fine is Dh5,000.
Instead, match officials will inform a player who has committed a 'noting/ticking' infraction that his number has been recorded and that a repeat offence will earn the player in question a yellow card.
A jockey will carry the caution for a year, and a repeat offence in that time will produce an automatic fine.
He has already been fined twice this season under Hong Kong's lenient whip rules and told that a repeat offence would mean a ban.
Repeat offence would result in closure of the outlet.
If there is a repeat offence, the consequences will be harsher."
A yellow card for a first infringement must automatically result in the red card for a repeat offence. No ifs, no buts, no appeals, no third chances.