n.Refusal to attend school by a minor required to attend, without permission or justification.
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Truancy — Tru an*cy, n. The act of playing truant, or the state of being truant; as, addicted to truancy. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
truancy — 1784, from TRUANT (Cf. truant) + CY (Cf. cy) … Etymology dictionary
truancy — [tro͞o′ən sē] n. 1. pl. truancies the act or an instance of playing truant 2. the state of being truant … English World dictionary
Truancy — Truant redirects here. For the Alien Ant Farm album, see truANT. Hookey redirects here. For other uses, see Hookey (disambiguation). Truancy is any intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. The term typically describes absences… … Wikipedia
truancy — noun (esp. BrE) ADJECTIVE ▪ persistent VERB + TRUANCY ▪ combat, tackle ▪ measures to combat persistent truancy in our schools ▪ cut … Collocations dictionary
truancy — [[t]tru͟ːənsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Truancy is the practice of children staying away from school without permission. Schools need to reduce levels of truancy … English dictionary
truancy — tru|an|cy [ˈtru:ənsi] n [U] when students deliberately stay away from school without permission ▪ the school s truancy rate … Dictionary of contemporary English
truancy — noun the Board of Ed wants to know why truancy in the high school is at an all time high Syn: absenteeism, nonattendance, playing truant, truanting; informal playing hooky, skipping; booking out … Thesaurus of popular words
truancy — truant ► NOUN ▪ a pupil who stays away from school without permission or explanation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wandering; straying. ► VERB (also play truant) ▪ (of a pupil) stay away from school without permission or explanation. DERIVATIVES truancy noun … English terms dictionary
truancy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1784 an act or instance of playing truant ; the state of being truant … New Collegiate Dictionary