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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \-kwənt\

Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a usually young person who regularly performs illegal or immoral acts

Examples of delinquent in a Sentence

  1. a group of violent delinquents

Origin and Etymology of delinquent

see 2delinquent


First Known Use: 15th century


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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Definition of delinquent

  1. 1 :  offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law … were clearly delinquent in not immediately alerting Western Europe to the accident … — Richard Wilson

  2. 2 :  being overdue in payment a delinquent charge account … efforts to crack down on parents delinquent in child-support payments … — Todd S. Purdum

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of people who regularly perform illegal or immoral acts :  marked by delinquency (see delinquency 1b) delinquent behavior

delinquently

adverb

Examples of delinquent in a Sentence

  1. a school for delinquent children

  2. His delinquent behavior could lead to more serious problems.

  3. The town is trying to collect delinquent taxes.

Origin and Etymology of delinquent

Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to fail, offend, from de- + linquere to leave — more at loan


First Known Use: 1603



DELINQUENT Defined for English Language Learners

delinquent

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noun

Definition of delinquent for English Language Learners

  • : a young person who regularly does illegal or immoral things

delinquent

adjective

Definition of delinquent for English Language Learners

  • : doing things that are illegal or immoral

  • : not paid at the required or expected time

  • : failing to pay an amount of money that is owed


DELINQUENT Defined for Kids

delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \di-ˈliŋ-kwənt\

Definition of delinquent for Students

  1. :  a usually young person who is guilty of improper or illegal behavior


Medical Dictionary

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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \-kwənt\

Medical Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a transgressor against duty or the law especially in a degree not constituting crime; specifically :  juvenile delinquent


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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Medical Definition of delinquent

  1. 1:  offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or characteristic of delinquents :  marked by delinquency

delinquently

adverb

Law Dictionary

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delinquent

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noun de·lin·quent \di-ˈliŋ-kwənt\

Legal Definition of delinquent

  1. :  a delinquent person; especially :  juvenile delinquent


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delinquent

adjective de·lin·quent

Legal Definition of delinquent

  1. 1a :  offending by neglect or violation of duty or law delinquent acts b :  characterized by juvenile delinquency delinquent youth

  2. 2 :  being overdue in payment delinquent taxes was delinquent in his child support payments

Origin and Etymology of delinquent

Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to commit (an offense), err



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