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truancy

[troo-uh n-see] /ˈtru ən si/
noun, plural truancies.
1.
the act or state of being truant.
2.
an instance of being truant:
His parents were questioned about his many truancies.
Also, truantry.
Origin of truancy
1775-1785
First recorded in 1775-85; tru(ant) + -ancy
Related forms
nontruancy, noun
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  • She was accused of truancy; she admitted it, even confessed her rendezvous in the Park.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • Your truancy has been grievous to your friends, no less than to yourself.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Now I differ with him, and I even mean to win this day by such a piece of truancy.

    The Rise of Iskander Benjamin Disraeli
  • They treated us as truants only, and as if they quite understood our truancy.

    Herland Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
  • I have my own idea of how this truancy question is going to be solved.

    A Ten Year War Jacob A. Riis
Word Origin and History for truancy
n.

1784, from truant + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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