juvenile delinquency

noun

Definition of juvenile delinquency

1 :conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action
2 :a violation of the law committed by a juvenile and not punishable by death or life imprisonment

juvenile delinquent

noun

First Known Use of juvenile delinquency

1816


Medical Dictionary

juvenile delinquency

noun

medical Definition of juvenile delinquency

1 :conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is subject to legal action
2 :a violation of the law committed by a juvenile that would have been a crime if committed by an adult

Law Dictionary

juvenile delinquency

noun

legal Definition of juvenile delinquency

:a violation of the law committed by a juvenile that would have been a crime if committed by an adult; also :antisocial behavior by juveniles that is subject to legal action

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