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juvenile delinquency

noun

Definition of juvenile delinquency

  1. 1 :  conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action

  2. 2 :  a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment

juvenile delinquent

noun


1816

First Known Use of juvenile delinquency

1816


Medical Dictionary

juvenile delinquency

noun

Medical Definition of juvenile delinquency

  1. 1:  conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is subject to legal action

  2. 2:  a violation of the law committed by a juvenile that would have been a crime if committed by an adult




Law Dictionary

juvenile delinquency

noun

Legal Definition of juvenile delinquency

  1. :  a violation of the law committed by a juvenile that would have been a crime if committed by an adult; also :  antisocial behavior by juveniles that is subject to legal action




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