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juvenile delinquency

n.
Antisocial or criminal behavior by juveniles.
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juvenile delinquency

n
(Law) antisocial or criminal conduct by juvenile delinquents
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ju′venile delin′quency


n.
illegal or antisocial behavior by a minor, constituting a matter for action by the juvenile courts.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenile 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"
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Translations

juvenile delinquency

ndelinquenza minorile
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They were there to shake hands with the big man, whose 419-page book, tells of his wild childhood in the London districts of Stoke Newington, Dalton and Hackney, his numerous exclusions and final expulsion from school and his time as a juvenile deliquent in and out of reformatories.
They called me a goddamn juvenile deliquent! Now do I get the part?'"
Scher, who hopes to work as a caseworker with juvenile deliquents after graduation, conceded she felt "really tired" Monday after spending the night outdoors, reading names or trying to keep warm in her sleeping bag.

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