1:1 DILIGENCE - definition

All definitions in this class will be from Webster's 1828 Dictionary.

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DILIGENCE, n. [L diligentia, from diligo, to love earnestly; di and lego, to choose.]

  1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
  2. Care; heed; heedfulness
  3. The name of a stage-coach, used in France.

Diligence is the philosopher's stone that turns every thing to gold.

Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter I