truancy

[troo-uhn-see]
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:
1775–85; tru(ant) + -ancy

nontruancy, noun
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truant (ˈtruːənt)
 
n
1.  a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
 
adj
2.  being or relating to a truant
 
vb
3.  (intr) to play truant
 
[C13: from Old French: vagabond, probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh truan miserable, Old Irish trōg wretched]
 
'truancy
 
n

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Example sentences
They were the ones that had an absentee problem in elementary and middle school
  and a truancy problem in high school.
Failure to comply, the couple was told, would result in criminal truancy
  charges.
Some of the symptoms are slowness, procrastination, lethargy regarding
  schoolwork and a tendency to participate in truancy.
To discourage such acts, the city is trying to crack down on truancy and curfew
  violations.
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