Diligence | Definition of Diligence by Merriam-Webster
History and Etymology for diligence. Noun (1) Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin diligentia, from diligent-, diligens — see diligent. Noun (2) French, literally, haste, from Middle French, persevering application
Diligence | Define Diligence at Dictionary.com
Diligence definition, constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind. See more.