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
Student loan delinquency rates are just above 11 percent.
Adkins remains in custody on charges of child abuse, neglect of a child and contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor, according to jail records.
Curry-Walker’s daughter, who was not charged as an adult and reportedly pleaded guilty to delinquency charges, will spend a month in juvenile detention.
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.
Anderson received court supervision in 2014 after pleading guilty to a delinquency charge in a case that involved inappropriate text messages and having truant students in her home, court records state.
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.
Government statistics show the mortgage delinquency rate has dropped to nearly 13 percent from a high of nearly 18 percent in September 2012.
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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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