Pronunciation: (dil'i-juns), [key]
1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law.the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obs.care; caution.
Pronunciation: (dil'i-juns; Fr. dē-lē-zhäns'), [key]
—pl. -gen•cesPronunciation: (-jun-siz; Fr. -zhäns'). [key]
a public stagecoach, esp. as formerly used in France.
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