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
Collections hovered around 88 percent, with $73 million in delinquencies.
Williams also has faces a count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
That’s a positive sign for consumer spending but could spell trouble down the road, with delinquencies edging up, especially for lower-income Americans.
During the financial crisis that began a decade ago, the credit union was hit with a rise in delinquencies, and some of its grant funding was lost.
About 11 percent of all student loans were in serious delinquency of at least 90 days or in default as of the fourth quarter, New York Fed data show.
South Florida’s uptick in early-stage mortgage delinquencies, defined as 30-59 days past due, belies the national trend.
The 44-year-old woman, from Valparaiso, is charged with recklessly permitting a minor in a tavern; furnishing alcohol to a minor; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Streater was jailed on charges of misdemeanor child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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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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