Definitions for delinquentdɪˈlɪŋ kwənt
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delinquent, juvenile delinquent(adj)
a young offender
guilty of a misdeed
derelict, delinquent, neglectful, remiss(adj)
failing in what duty requires
"derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
past due; not paid at the scheduled time
"an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"
One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty
one who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit
Origin: [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- + linquere to leave. See Loan, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I photographed (prisoners) during leisure time as they tried to mimic the world outside by playing football, pretending they are in a bar, lifting weights at a gym, some were born into the delinquent world, others were there for a lapse of judgment at some point in their lives. Others were mentally ill, but a great number were there because of drugs.
Whether we call them a thug, a law breaker, a juvenile delinquent, it really doesn't matter. What matters is how do we take back our streets. And that's what men have been doing, going around, talking to these young men where they, are in their face, and letting them know, you can't control this community. It is not yours. You can't burn it down. You can't force people out. You can't threaten people.
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