juvenile delinquency


juvenile delinquency

noun

Definition of JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

1
:  conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action
2
:  a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment
juvenile delinquent noun

First Known Use of JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

1816

juvenile delinquency

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

1
: conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action
2
: a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment

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