- Also truantry.
- non·tru·an·cy, noun
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How to use truancy in a sentence
I would hate to see on September 1st that — even 2 percent of students — just do not want to return and do not have a medical condition and the only option for them is truancy.D.C. mayor says all students will be back in classroom full time in fall. Can she pull it off? | Perry Stein | May 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Incorrigibility, like truancy or running away, is a status offense, deemed a violation of the law only because it is committed by a minor.Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School | by Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib | December 22, 2020 | ProPublica
The sheriff charged them with truancy, and then he and his officers ran them out of town.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, in 2008, Los Angeles issued 12,000 fines for truancy.
In contrast, other jurisdictions only fine students for truancy, not the parents.
Since the year 2000, 1,600 people have been jailed in Berks County alone for failing to pay truancy fines.
Some of the commentators on the Toronto Life site note that it is peculiar that truancy laws weren't enforced in this situation.
Then there is the lure of the water, which explains more than half his school truancy during the open season.The Minister and the Boy | Allan Hoben
With the help of the principal of the school make a study of some specific cases of truancy.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
With even, passionless voice, with almost no sign of penitence, he told her the story of the day's truancy.The Major | Ralph Connor
The thought of Persis came to him now with the charm of all three—honey, truancy to duty, and danger.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
We learn the probable reason for the lads truancy from Beethovens statement at the examination in court on December 11th.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer