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truancy

[ troo-uhn-see ]
/ ˈtru ən si /
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noun, plural tru·an·cies.
the act or state of being truant.
an instance of being truant: His parents were questioned about his many truancies.
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Also truantry.

Origin of truancy

First recorded in 1775–85; tru(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM truancy

non·tru·an·cy, noun

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