Definitions for Delinquencydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•lin•quen•cydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. failure in or neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default:

    delinquency in payment of dues.

  2. wrongful, illegal, or antisocial behavior.

    Category: Sociology

  3. any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor.

  4. something, as a debt, that is past due or otherwise delinquent.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of delinquency:

1630–40; < LL dēlinquentia fault, crime, der. of L dēlinquent-, der. of dēlinquere to fall short, do wrong

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquency(noun)

    nonpayment of a debt when due

  2. delinquency, dereliction, willful neglect(noun)

    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"

  3. delinquency, juvenile delinquency(noun)

    an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor


  1. delinquency(Noun)


  2. delinquency(Noun)

    a criminal offense

  3. delinquency(Noun)

    a debt that is overdue for payment

  4. Origin: delinquentia, from delinquens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delinquency(noun)

    failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime

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