Diligence

Noun

  • carefulness, for example due diligence
  • (law, Scotland) The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
  • combination of carefulness and long-term effort (often used to refer to only one of these)
  • A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)
  • long-term effort, working hard, the qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance

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