Definitions for Delinquencydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•lin•quen•cydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.
failure in or neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default:
delinquency in payment of dues.
wrongful, illegal, or antisocial behavior.
any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor.
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
nonpayment of a debt when due
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"
delinquency, juvenile delinquency(noun)
an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
a criminal offense
a debt that is overdue for payment
Origin: delinquentia, from delinquens.
failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime
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