Definition of recidivous in English:

recidivous

adjective

  • Liable to fall back or relapse; especially tending to relapse into crime; reoffending.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From classical Latin recidīvus recidive + -ous.

Pronunciation

recidivous

/rɪˈsɪdɪvəs/