Delinquency meaning

dĭ-lĭngkwən-sē, -lĭn-
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Juvenile delinquency.
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Delinquency is defined as failing to follow the law, or an overdue debt.

An example of a delinquency is stealing from a store.

An example of a delinquency is not paying your credit card bill on time.

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Failure or neglect to do what duty or law requires.
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The definition of delinquency is relating to not following the law.

An example of delinquency used as an adjective is in the phrase "delinquency problems," which means problems with not following the law.

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Failure to do what law or duty requires.
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An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
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A debt or other financial obligation on which payment is overdue.
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Of or relating to juvenile delinquency.

Delinquency problems.

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An overdue debt, tax, etc.
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A fault: misdeed.
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Behavior, esp. by the young, that is antisocial or in violation of the law.
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A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.
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An unpaid amount due.
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A debt that is overdue for payment.
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Origin of delinquency

  • Latin dēlinquentia, from dēlinquēns.

    From Wiktionary