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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \-kwənt\

Simple Definition of delinquent

  • : a young person who regularly does illegal or immoral things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a delinquent person

Examples of delinquent in a sentence

  1. a group of violent delinquents



15th Century

First Known Use of delinquent

15th century


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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Simple Definition of delinquent

  • : doing things that are illegal or immoral

  • : not paid at the required or expected time

  • : failing to pay an amount of money that is owed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of delinquent

  1. 1 :  offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

  2. 2 :  being overdue in payment <a delinquent charge account>

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents :  marked by delinquency <delinquent behavior>

delinquently adverb

Examples of delinquent in a sentence

  1. a school for delinquent children

  2. His delinquent behavior could lead to more serious problems.

  3. The town is trying to collect delinquent taxes.



Origin of delinquent

Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to fail, offend, from de- + linquere to leave — more at loan


First Known Use: 1603



DELINQUENT Defined for Kids

delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \di-ˈliŋ-kwənt\

Definition of delinquent for Students

  1. :  a usually young person who is guilty of improper or illegal behavior




Medical Dictionary

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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \-kwənt\

Medical Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a transgressor against duty or the law especially in a degree not constituting crime; specifically :  juvenile delinquent




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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Medical Definition of delinquent

  1. 1:  offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents :  marked by delinquency

delinquently adverb



Law Dictionary

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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \di-ˈliŋ-kwənt\

Legal Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a delinquent person; especially :  juvenile delinquent




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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Legal Definition of delinquent

  1. 1a :  offending by neglect or violation of duty or law <delinquent acts> b :  characterized by juvenile delinquency <delinquent youth>

  2. 2 :  being overdue in payment <delinquent taxes> <was delinquent in his child support payments>



Origin of delinquent

Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err



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