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Noun: delinquency  di'ling-kwun(t)-see
  1. Nonpayment of a debt when due
  2. A tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    "he inherited his delinquency from his father";
    - dereliction, willful neglect [N. Amer], wilful neglect [Brit, Cdn]
  3. (law) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
    - juvenile delinquency

Derived forms: delinquencies

Type of: default, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed, misdoing, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonpayment, nonremittal

Encyclopedia: Delinquency