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noun as in unexcused absence

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I would hate to see on September 1st that — even 2 percent of students — just do not want to return and do not have a medical condition and the only option for them is truancy.

Incorrigibility, like truancy or running away, is a status offense, deemed a violation of the law only because it is committed by a minor.

The sheriff charged them with truancy, and then he and his officers ran them out of town.

For example, in 2008, Los Angeles issued 12,000 fines for truancy.

In contrast, other jurisdictions only fine students for truancy, not the parents.

Since the year 2000, 1,600 people have been jailed in Berks County alone for failing to pay truancy fines.

Some of the commentators on the Toronto Life site note that it is peculiar that truancy laws weren't enforced in this situation.

Then there is the lure of the water, which explains more than half his school truancy during the open season.

With the help of the principal of the school make a study of some specific cases of truancy.

With even, passionless voice, with almost no sign of penitence, he told her the story of the day's truancy.

The thought of Persis came to him now with the charm of all three—honey, truancy to duty, and danger.

We learn the probable reason for the lads truancy from Beethovens statement at the examination in court on December 11th.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to truancy, such as: awol, cut, cutting, hooky, absent without leave, and skipping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.