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truancy

[troo-uh n-see] /ˈtru ən si/
noun, plural truancies.
1.
the act or state of being truant.
2.
an instance of being truant:
His parents were questioned about his many truancies.
Also, truantry.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; tru(ant) + -ancy
Related forms
nontruancy, noun
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Word Origin and History for truancies

truancy

n.

1784, from truant + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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