DILIGENCE, noun [Latin , to love earnestly; to choose.]
1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
DILIGENCE is the philosophers stone that turns every thing to gold.
Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1:5.
2. Care; heed; heedfulness.
Keep thy heart with all diligence Proverbs 4:23.
3. The name of a stage-coach, used in France.