noun, plural tru·an·cies.
Related formsnon·tru·an·cy, noun
Examples from the Web for truancy
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|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.
Some of the commentators on the Toronto Life site note that it is peculiar that truancy laws weren't enforced in this situation.
Some, traumatized by a sexual assault, missed school and were arrested for truancy.
His school career is characterized by truancy, and he never made an effort at an industrial career.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
At this sight my truancy to discretion was over, and no head could be more wakeful or clear than mine instantly became.Red Men and White|Owen Wister
To lunch he would not come, nor to tea, but he would be in for dinner, and so his day's truancy would be over.The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories|E. M. Forster
Soon after breakfast, Mr. Brown again appeared, very indignant over Duke's truancy.A Little Florida Lady|Dorothy C. Paine
Did you talk to him about his truancy, say anything to him about it, or ask him about it, how he happened to stay out of school?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy