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 (dĭ-lĭng′kwənt, -lĭn′-)
1. Failing to do what law or duty requires.
2. Overdue in payment: a delinquent account.
1. A juvenile delinquent.
2. A person who neglects or fails to do what law or duty requires.

[Latin dēlinquēns, dēlinquent-, present participle of dēlinquere, to offend : dē-, de- + linquere, to leave, abandon; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lin′quent·ly adv.
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If the rights-violation is culpable, the rights-violator incurs his debt in delinquent fashion and punishment is appropriate; the rights-violator is obliged to repay the debt he has delinquently incurred.