juvenile delinquency

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018
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

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1816

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juvenile delinquency

noun
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

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juvenile delinquency

noun
: 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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