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Delinquency Definition

Noun: delinquency  di'ling-kwun(t)-see

  1. Nonpayment of a debt when due
  2. A tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    "he inherited his delinquency from his father";
    - dereliction, willful neglect [N. Amer], wilful neglect [Brit, Cdn]
  3. (law) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
    - juvenile delinquency