Examples of delinquency in a Sentence
They tried to steer him away from delinquency by giving him a job in their store.
She's been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
a series of minor delinquencies
a high rate of delinquency
Recent Examples of delinquency from the Web
School bathrooms became ground zero in the nation’s moral panic over juvenile delinquency.
Destiny Santilli, aka Tiny, Fro and Yazmine, is now in jail, held without bond on charges of human trafficking, living off the earnings of a prostitute and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, records show.
He was arrested Feb. 25 and booked with five counts of first-degree rape, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and one count of simple battery.
Theft, Golden Gate Plaza: A Garfield Heights man, 25, was arrested at Marshall's Clothing May 18 for theft, resisting arrest, escape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Most of the delinquencies in auto loans have been concentrated around subprime borrowing, which has become more accessible to consumers in recent years.
The most epic struggle came in the 1950s, when sociologists blamed ghoulish and violent comic books for juvenile delinquency.
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DELINQUENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delinquency for English Language Learners
: crimes or other morally wrong acts : illegal or immoral behavior especially by young people
: the condition of someone who owes money and is not making payments at the required or expected time
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