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Definition of Truant

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one who stays out of school without permission, one who is absent; one who evades his responsibilities
Truant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To idle away; to waste.
  
(v. i.)
To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant.
  
(n.)
One who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk.
  
(a.)
Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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truant
\tru"ant\, n. [f. truand, of. truant, a vagrant, beggar; of celtic origin; cf. w. tru, truan, wretched, miserable, truan a wretch, ir. trogha miserable, gael. truaghan a poor, distressed, or wretched creature, truagh wretched.] one who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk. i have a truant been to chivalry.


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 to play truant 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. one who is absent from school without permission
(synonym) hooky player
(hypernym) absentee
2. someone who shirks duty
(synonym) no-show, nonattender
(hypernym) wrongdoer, offender

Adjective
1. absent without permission; "truant schoolboys"; "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"
(synonym) awol
(similar) absent
Truant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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"Truant / Rough Sleeper" is an EP by Burial. It was digitally released on 14 December 2012, with a vinyl/CD release following on 17 December 2012.

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Truancy is any intentional unauthorized or illegal absence from compulsory education. The term describes absences caused by students of their own free will, and usually does not refer to legitimate "excused" absences, such as ones related to medical conditions. The term's exact meaning differs from school to school, and is usually explicitly defined in the school's handbook of policies and procedures. Some children whose parents claim to "homeschool" have also been found truant in the United States. Another term for "truancy" is also "skipping class"

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Truant (stylized as truANT) is Alien Ant Farm's third album. It was released on August 8, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo.

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