Re*cid"i*vist (?), n.
One who is
recidivous or is characterized by recidivism; an incorrigible
criminal. -- Re*cid`i*vis"tic (#),
The criminal by passion never becomes a
recidivist, it is the social, not the antisocial, instincts
that are strong within him, his crime is a solitary event in his
life. Havelock Ellis.
© Webster 1913.