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
GOVERNMENT Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services promoted Kelly Pethke to deputy administrator of the delinquency and court services division.
That's because many of these consumers have other negative information, such as serious delinquencies or debt collections, on their files, and that information will remain.
Credit-reporting company Experian noted earlier this year that average loan amounts for new and used vehicles reached record levels, while loan delinquency rates were on the upswing through 2016.
Quicken says its 1 percent down loans have less than a one-quarter of 1 percent delinquency rate.
In the early ’50s, shortly after Marston’s death, the psychiatrist and author Fredric Wertham argued that comics were inspiring youth delinquency and that Wonder Woman, in particular, was espousing homosexuality.
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.
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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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