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Meaning of diligence

dil•i•gence

Pronunciation: (dil'i-juns), [key]
— n.
  1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
  2. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
  3. care; caution.

dil•i•gence

Pronunciation: (dil'i-juns Fr. dē-lē-zhäns'), [key]
— pl. -gen•ces
  1. a public stagecoach, esp. as formerly used in France.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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