Definitions for: Delinquency


[n] an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
[n] a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
[n] nonpayment of a debt when due



Webster (1913) Definition: De*lin"quen*cy, n.; pl. Delinquencies. [L.
delinquentia, fr. delinquens.]
Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense;
a misdemeanor; a crime.

The delinquencies of the little commonwealth would be
represented in the most glaring colors. --Motley.

Synonyms: dereliction, juvenile delinquency, willful neglect

See Also: default, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonpayment, nonremittal

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