What does Delinquency mean?

Definitions for Delinquencydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Delinquency.

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

  2. Origin: [L. delinquentia, fr. delinquens.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delinquency in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delinquency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jason Wang:

    Based on an historical analysis of the last oil crash and recent payment behavior trends, we expect materially higher delinquency rates in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the second half of 2015.

  2. Leonardo Loza:

    It is aimed at educating and disciplining people, particularly young Bolivians, and fighting delinquency on social networks, freedom of expression can't be lying to the people or insulting citizens and politicians.

  3. Peter S. Jennison:

    The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

  4. Rick Friedman:

    He killed his baby and [the baby is] in the house...His wife broke up with him over the phone yesterday...I can't even believe this is happening. Steven Pladl, 42, was found dead Thursday morning in his vehicle in Dover, N.Y., several miles from the New Milford, Conn., murder scene where Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were discovered. Those two were also found dead in a vehicle that had one of its windows shot out, police said. The child’s body was found inside Pladl's home, hundreds of miles south in Knightdale, N.C., the same day. Pladl’s mother -- the one who tipped off authorities about the toddler's death -- had obtained custody of the child Steven fathered with his daughter following their arrests in January for adultery and contributing to delinquency, police told WNCN. The mother lives in Cary, about a half hour’s drive from Knightdale, and reportedly told them that Steve had picked Bennett up from her home Wednesday night. April 12, 2018: Police work at the scene where Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, Anthony Fusco, were found dead. (AP/Hearst Connecticut Media ) The toddler was found dead around 9 a.m. Thursday after officers performed a welfare check on the Knightdale home, where Pladl -- and previously his daughter -- had lived. Katie Pladl moved out of the home earlier this year and was living with her adoptive family in New York after bonding out of jail in Virginia, WNCN reported, citing court documents. It appeared Steven Pladl drove through the night Wednesday to hunt down his daughter and Fusco. They were found dead around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, and Pladl shot himself shortly afterward. This is a terrible tragedy that nobody foresaw, i really believe that if the judges or the prosecutor or the defense attorneys in this case had any clue that the minor child or anyone would be harmed there would not be a bond set for any of the parties.

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Translations for Delinquency

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جنوحArabic
  • правонарушение, [[просрочен]] [[дълг]], простъпка, пропускBulgarian
  • παράβαση, εγκληματικότητα, παράπτωμα, παραβατικότηταGreek
  • delincuenciaSpanish
  • występek, przestępstwoPolish
  • delinquênciaPortuguese
  • долг, просроченный, преступление, проступокRussian
  • 犯罪Chinese

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