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de·lin·quen·cy

 (dĭ-lĭng′kwən-sē, -lĭn′-)
n. pl. de·lin·quen·cies
1. Juvenile delinquency.
2. Failure to do what law or duty requires.
3. An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
4. A debt or other financial obligation on which payment is overdue.
adj.
Of or relating to juvenile delinquency: delinquency problems.

delinquency

(dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Sociology) an offence or misdeed, usually of a minor nature, esp one committed by a young person. See juvenile delinquency
2. (Law) failure or negligence in duty or obligation; dereliction
3. (Sociology) a delinquent nature or delinquent behaviour
[C17: from Late Latin dēlinquentia a fault, offence, from Latin dēlinquere to transgress, from de- + linquere to forsake]

de•lin•quen•cy

(dɪˈlɪŋ kwən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. failure in or neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default: delinquency in payment of dues.
2. wrongful, illegal, or antisocial behavior.
3. any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor.
4. something, as a debt, that is past due or otherwise delinquent.
[1630–40; < Late Latin dēlinquentia fault, crime, derivative of Latin dēlinquent-, derivative of dēlinquere to fall short, do wrong]

delinquency

1.the condition of being in arrears in payment of a debt.
2. the condition of a debt when overdue. See also law.
See also: Finance
a condition of guilt; failure to do that which the law or other obligation requires. See also finance. — delinquent, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delinquency - nonpayment of a debt when due
nonpayment, nonremittal, default - loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
2.delinquency - 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"
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
3.delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

delinquency

delinquency

noun
Nonperformance of what ought to be done:
Translations

delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ] Ndelincuencia f
see also juvenile A

delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi] ndélinquance f

delinquency

delinquency

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənsɪ] ndelinquenza

delinquency

n. delincuencia;
juvenile ______ juvenil.
References in classic literature ?
The old chief and his cousin were indignant at the supposed delinquency of their friends across the water, and called out for them to come over and answer for their shameful conduct.
Struthers's Sunday evenings were not like a ball, and that her guests, as if to minimise their delinquency, usually went early.
Some of the eyes were a trifle dim, but in a general way it may be said that at that interment there was lack of neither observance nor observation; Silas was indubitably dead, and none could have pointed out any ritual delinquency that would have justified him in coming back from the grave.
Apart, however, from the utter improbability that he would offer to talk of it even to his future uncle in-law, I had a strange feeling that Falk's physique unfitted him for that sort of delinquency.
After putting his horse at Coketown through the storm, as if it were a leap, he waited up all night: from time to time ringing his bell with the greatest fury, charging the porter who kept watch with delinquency in withholding letters or messages that could not fail to have been entrusted to him, and demanding restitution on the spot.
Weller's easy manners and conversational powers had such irresistible influence with his new friends, that before the dinner was half over, they were on a footing of perfect intimacy, and in possession of a full account of the delinquency of Job Trotter.
3 billion in loans became newly delinquent, which put 25 basis points of upward pressure on the delinquency rate.
The commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) delinquency rate resumed its descent in July after a brief pause in June, reported Trepp LLC, New York.
Southern states see highest delinquency rates, while Midwest and Northwest trend lower
Aggregate delinquency figures for the second quarter are not yet available from the NCUA, but spot checks of individual credit unions with community fields of membership reveal big improvements as a result of the new rule.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.
The latest research shows a welcome improvement in commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates.